Democratic Alliance MP, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, is no longer in the running to talk over as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).
Breytenbach made the announcement in an interview aired on CapeTalk702.
Breytenbach was included in a list of 12 candidates that was shortlisted by a panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with appointing a new NDPP.
Speaking on the Karima Brown Show, she said that she already informed the panel of her decision after engaging with the DA, which was of the view that the position should be independent of party political influence.
"It is a dream job for me but it is not about any individual here, it is about the National Prosecuting Authority," said Breytenbach, who was not immediately available for comment when contacted by News24.
Breytenbach was a career prosecutor who was a member of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit and dealt with high profile cases. She was suspended from the NPA ostensibly for her handling of a complex mining rights case involving Kumba Iron Ore and Imperial Crown Trading.