McBride will interfere with rendition probe - Nhleko

2015-03-25 16:23
Robert McBride (File, Beeld)

Robert McBride (File, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride will interfere with investigations into the Zimbabwe rendition matter if he remains in his post, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has reportedly told him.

Eyewitness News reports that Nhleko wrote in his notice of suspension that McBride had admitted that he refused to allow an Ipid investigator to co-operate with the minister’s probe into the renditions which was being conducted by a private law firm.

McBride had also apparently admitted to taking a device from Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya’s office.

Sibiya was injured last week Monday when the car he and his lawyer Victor Nkwashu were travelling in overturned and rolled, Sapa reported.

On Wednesday last week, an urgent interdict sought by McBride to prevent his suspension from Ipid was struck off the roll in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, News24 stated.

"The facts do not support the relief sought, nor the applicable legal considerations. It is accordingly struck off the roll," Judge Hans Fabricius said in his written judgment.

In an initial report, the Ipid found Hawks boss Anwa Dramat and Sibiya were directly involved in the renditions. According to a final report, compiled in March 2014, they were cleared on the basis of additional evidence.

Read more on:    police  |  ipid  |  hawks  |  shadrack sibiya  |  nkosinathi nhleko  |  anwa dramat  |  robert mcbride

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