McBride approaches High Court in a bid to keep his job

Ipid Head Robert McBride has filed an urgen application to set aside a decision by the Parliamentary committee on police to end his contract.

In a statement issued on Thursday, McBride described the committee's actions as 'disturbing theatrics and unabashed bias'.

He continues to say "since the independence of the IPID is under attack by no less than the Minister of Police and rubber-stamped by the PCP, which failed to protect IPID's independence (not for the first time) I have filed papers today to review the patently irrational decision by the PCP, which is the de facto decision of the minister."

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McBride's lawyer Jac Marais says a court date has yet to be set.

The application is in the High Court in Pretoria. It is an application to set aside the decision by the portfolio committee.

Jac Marais, lawyer

Marais says the Minister should have no say over the matter.

Whether it is the national assembly or portfolio committee on police is a debate that one can have. Where there is certainly no doubt is that whoever takes this decision, they cannot take the decision in a biased way, they cannot take the decision to advanced political interests and it can't be a decision taken in a way that interferes with Ipid's interests.

Jac Marais, lawyer

Where one becomes particularly concerned is where Ipid at the moment is in a unique situation. It is investigating cases that involve political actors at the highest level and when this type of decision comes at this point in time, it really looks like an attack on Ipid's independence.

Jac Marais, lawyer

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