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Nhleko admits McBride suspension was invalid, but won't budge on court order

The Constitutional Court is hearing the case of suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) boss Robert McBride.

McBride has challenged Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's powers to suspend him, and argues that the suspension contradicts the independence of IPID.

EWN's Barry Bateman says that Nhleko has now conceded that his suspension of McBride was invalid.

There have been some developments overnight... he has conceded that all the provisions that allowed him to unilaterally act were unconstitutional.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Despite his concession, Nhleko remains against the court order to set aside McBride’s suspension and implement an investigative committee in Parliament.

The High Court earlier ruled that parliamentary processes should determine the disciplinary action taken against the suspended police watchdog head, which the ConCourt now has to confirm.

The allegations would have to be formulated, and it would be subject to a committee at Parliament, which would review the merits of the allegations against the head of Ipid. And after that, parliament would decide whether or not to refer the matter to a disciplinary proceeding.

arry Bateman, EWN reporter

McBride was suspended in March 2015 as part of an investigation into the illegal rendition of five Zimbabweans.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

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