[LISTEN] Why the court ruled that Ipid investigators may not probe other members

On Thursday, the High Court in Pretoria ruled that no police officer who is themselves the subject of an Ipid investigation may carry out invetsigations into the police watchdog's members.

Ipid approached the court to interdict five detectives from investigating some of their officials.

The watchdog claimed it was an attempt to undermine the investigation of former national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman says the order will remain in effect until there are amended regulations or a standing order is put in place.

Ipid asked for a declaration to declare that if any police officer has a personal or financial interest in Ipid that would preclude them from conducting themselves and executing their duties in an objective manner, they should then be withdrawn from the case.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

This is not about shielding Ipid or any of its members from investigation. The court made clear that where there are serious allegations they must be investigated. It is just to address even a perceived conflict of interest.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

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