Hawks have accused Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Ribert McBride of trying to seek sympathy from the media and public i the case of the defeating the ends of justice charge against him.
This follows McBride's decision not to present himself to provide a warning statement on Monday morning as ordered by Hawks.
Yesterday Ipid released a statement saying they do not believe the Hawks are acting in the interest of justice.
Ipid also said defeating the ends of justice is not a priority crime.
EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says Hawks have urged McBride to cooperate with investigators.
First they say they are going to deal directly with his lawyers.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
They are also saying they will start considering taking the docket and moving it over to the NPA, to start the process of deciding whether or not there is enough evidence to prosecute him.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
They seem to be convinced that they have enough evidence for the NPA to continue with prosecution.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
The investigation against McBride relates to two incidents which occurred during his term as the Ekurhuleni Metro Police chief.
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