McBride denies 'secret plot' to assassinate security top guns

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride has denied allegations of treason and conspiracy to commit murder.

He says he is being targeted through what he believes are spurious allegations.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, McBride responded to the allegations contained in affidavit by Gauteng Hawks head Prince Mokotedi.

Mokotedi opened a case of conspiracy to murder, espionage and treason against McBride, former Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya and private investigator Paul O’Sullivan and a crime intelligence official.

It’s claimed they had conspired to kill and overthrow several individuals, including Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza, NPA boss Shaun Abrahams and Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane.

McBride says Mokotedi's claims are hearsay of hearsay and devoid of any truth.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

It's alleged that group planned destabilise the security forces in the country in order to oust President Jacob Zuma, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.

The allegations are that there was a meeting in December where these parties where they plotted a "Arab Springs-style revolt in South Africa.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

It's also claimed the parties plotted to assassinate Mokotedi and met in March to discuss their plans, allegedly involving foreign security agencies.

But McBride has rubbished the claims, saying that there was nothing untoward about the meeting from December last year.

He has called into the question the timing of the case, and says he is not afraid to take on the allegations.

The case was opened at the Bedfordview Police Station on Monday night.

Take a listen to the full scoop with EWN's Barry Bateman:

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