Nhleko suspends McBride for 60 days

2015-03-24 18:11

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Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride has been suspended.

Two sources, one in Ipid and another in the Hawks, said McBride was served with a letter of suspension today.

Musa Zondi, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s spokesperson, confirmed McBride’s suspension this evening.

McBride is also a subject of a criminal investigation – over an allegation that he stole a digital storage device which is believed to contain evidence that could implicate Hawks head Anwa Dramat, Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya and himself in unspecified wrongdoing.

City Press has learnt that the Hawks are investigating a case of defeating the ends of justice against him after he personally went to Sibiya’s office to take possession of the device which was in the walk in safe.

In a case of tit-for-tat, McBride is also said to be investigating how the acting Hawks head Mthandazo Ntlemeza ended up with their docket and would seek legal advice on the charges he should institute against him.

McBride met with Nhleko, who was with Ntlemeza in Cape Town.

In a letter seen by City Press, McBride says he was called to Nhleko’s office where the minister accused him of conducting a raid at the Gauteng provincial headquarters.

The two senior sources said the criminal investigation to nail McBride was at an early stage.

“There is an investigation which focuses on whether McBride stole the memory stick which we believe contained incriminating evidence implicating Dramat, Sibiya and himself,” said a senior Hawks.

McBride’s problems followed his decision to clear Dramatic and Sibiya of allegations that they were involved in the rendition of five Zimbabwean nationals.

Zondi said McBride would remain suspended for a period of 60 days.

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