McBride slams corrupt elements in NPA and Hawks

The State dropped all charges against Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head, Robert McBride and two other investigators for changing a rendition report.

He says there is no time to celebrate as he has work to catch up after his 18 month suspension.

McBride, says there is collusion between certain elements in the Hawks and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to 'disrupt and dismantle the capability to fight against corruption'.

He says during the time he was suspended there were investigations that could have been done, but due to his absence these have not been completed..

Today the State dropped all charges against McBride and two other investigators because witnesses were unwilling to testify.

The charges stemmed from claims that McBride allegedly changed the report on the rendition of six Zimbabweans in 2010.

If you recall, I have always rubbished the allegations, but I would like to say that the minister should have never second guessed our report and should not have interfered in the running of Ipid.

Robert McBride, Ipid head

Listen to McBride below responding to reports that he was also behind 'hostage' of Sars employee...


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