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McBride, witness cases separate

2010-04-29 14:13

Pretoria - There was no connection between the investigation into Robert McBride's drunken driving case, and an investigation into three witnesses at his trial, the Pretoria Regional Court heard on Thursday.

Investigating officer, Colonel Lesetja Kekana, repeatedly told the court that he had no knowledge that his department was also investigating McBride's former Ekurhuleni Metro colleagues, Patrick Johnson, Itumeleng Koko and Stanley Sagathevan.

The three were key witnesses at the scene of their then boss McBride's December 2006 car accident.

They initially gave statements that McBride was not drunk, But after receiving immunity for separate criminal charges, they made further statements that he was in fact drunk.

Kekana said he did not know why the witnesses were given immunity or that there were any investigations into their conduct.