McBride is a madman, says state witness

2010-06-09 10:35

Former Ekurhuleni Metro Police chief Robert McBride is a “madman”

who is capable of anything, the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court has heard.

McBride’s ex-colleague Patrick Johnson who had since turned state

witness, told the court that McBride had forced him to sign an initial statement

which indicated that he was not drunk when he crashed his state-owned vehicle in

December 2006.

“He is mad,” Johnson told the court, “He is capable of

anything.”

Johnson was testifying in the trial of general practitioner Joseph

Moratioa who treated McBride shortly after the car crash on the R511 near

Hartbeespoort Dam.

Moratioa, from Mamelodi, was facing fraud charges after allegedly

issuing a fraudulent medical certificate stating that Robert McBride was not

drunk at the time of his car crash.

Johnson had since maintained that he had no choice but to sign the

initial statement following threats from McBride that he would rape his wife and

harm his family.


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