Ipid head Robert McBride insists there is no case against him

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head, Robert McBride, says there is no case against him as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has failed to prosecute him due to lack of evidence.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has again asked Parliament to establish an inquiry into McBride, saying Parliament never acted on the Constitutional Court ruling allowing it to decide whether to proceed with the inquiry.

It's under the same leadership that you have the Hawks, Sars and Ipid being affected. It's by the same unit which is in existence under General Berning Ntlemeza. Crimes against the State yet not one single person charged or investigated by crimes against the State has committed any crime against the State.

Robert McBride, Ipid head

McBride says the charges against former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat and Major General Shadrack Sibiya, which are connected to the illegal rendition of four Zimbabwean nationals in 2010, will also be dropped.

I can guarantee you and put my head on the block that the case against General Dramat and General Sibiya will collapse and be dropped.

Robert McBride, Ipid head

McBride was prosecuted on charges of fraud and defeating the ends of justice on the renditions of Zimbabwean's.

In October, the Constitutional Court ruled that Nhleko had no authority to suspend McBride.

The Constitutional Court gave Parliament 30 days to look into Nhleko’s complaint against the Ipid head but that deadline lapsed without Parliament looking into the issue. McBride then returned to work.

Listen to the full interview below for more information...

Read More
Police Minister wants Parliament to probe Ipid head Robert McBride

Police Minister wants Parliament to probe Ipid head Robert McBride

Nathi Nhleko says Parliament never acted on ConCourt ruling allowing it to decide whether to proceed with inquiry into McBride.

SA gets new spy boss

SA gets new spy boss

Parly's joint standing committee on intelligence unanimously nominated Stlhoumamaru Dintwe as inspector-general of intelligence.

Life threatened for laying charges against Phahlane - Paul O’Sullivan

Life threatened for laying charges against Phahlane - Paul O’Sullivan

Acting Police Commissioner is expected to make a warning statement in relation to a charge of defeating the ends of justice.

IPID probe into acting top cop Phahlane witness tampering

IPID probe into acting top cop Phahlane witness tampering

Phahlane alleged to have interfered in IPID investigation into his R8 million luxury house in upmarket estate north of Pretoria.

Zuma letter to NPA head reveals mounting pressure from civil society

Zuma letter to NPA head reveals mounting pressure from civil society

The NPA has come under fire over recent months for bowing to political pressure regarding Pravin Gordhan's prosecution.

Hawks to take Mahlobo's statement over rhino poaching allegations

Hawks to take Mahlobo's statement over rhino poaching allegations

This follows claims made by a rhino horn trafficker that he has connections with State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

Heated letters exchange between Hawks and NPA bosses over Gordhan

Heated letters exchange between Hawks and NPA bosses over Gordhan

Ntlemeza angry at withdrawal of charges against Gordhan, Zuma gives Abrahams until 28 November to explain why he should stay on.

Hawks probe into rhino poaching started before Al Jazeera

Hawks probe into rhino poaching started before Al Jazeera

The Hawks says the matter has been on their radar and they are collecting evidence before handing it to NPA.

Estranged Zuma wife seeking clarity on charges in alleged poison plot

Estranged Zuma wife seeking clarity on charges in alleged poison plot

Ulrich Roux who is representing Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma says the NPA are dragging its feet on the matter

Mashaba appoints former Gauteng Hawks boss to fight city corruption

Mashaba appoints former Gauteng Hawks boss to fight city corruption

Joburg Mayor inundated with corruption reports, picks Major General Shadrack Sibiya to head independent anti-corruption unit.

NPA squashes reports of fresh Gordhan 'rogue unit' charges

NPA squashes reports of fresh Gordhan 'rogue unit' charges

It was reported over the weekend that the NPA will charge Pravin Gordhan before Christmas, but they say reports are without merit.

Are the Hawks about to recharge Pravin Gordhan?

Are the Hawks about to recharge Pravin Gordhan?

City Press investigative journalist insists Hawks will be charging the Finance Minister before Christmas.

McBride slams corrupt elements in NPA and Hawks

McBride slams corrupt elements in NPA and Hawks

Today the State dropped all charges against McBride and two other investigators for changing a rendition report.

Hawks surprised at Ipid's speedy 'kidnap' investigation

Hawks surprised at Ipid's speedy 'kidnap' investigation

The Independent Police Investigation Directorate was giving warning statements just hours after charges laid against Hawks.

Nhleko unhappy Parliament didn't discipline McBride

Nhleko unhappy Parliament didn't discipline McBride

Last month the ConCourt ruled that Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s decision to suspend Ipid head Robert McBride was unlawful.

McBride not completely off the hook - legal expert

McBride not completely off the hook - legal expert

Robert McBride's fate now lies in the hands of the National Assembly as they decide how to address allegations against him.

'Minister has a strange motive for not wanting me to go back to work'- McBride

'Minister has a strange motive for not wanting me to go back to work'- McBride

The ConCourt ruled in favour of Robert McBride finding Minister of Police acted unconstitutionally by suspending him last March.

McBride vindicated after ConCourt decision

McBride vindicated after ConCourt decision

Judge Chris Jafta ruled the decision to suspend McBride be set aside, but has allowed Parliament 30 days to consider the matter.

KZN police commissioner suspended

KZN police commissioner suspended

Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni has been suspended for having alleged links with businessman, Thoshan Panday.

ANC meet McBride and axed Sars, Hawks bosses set to lift lid on state corruption

ANC meet McBride and axed Sars, Hawks bosses set to lift lid on state corruption

Ex state officials met with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe ahead of a campaign to expose corruption and political meddling.