Union: McBride nomination a disgrace

2013-11-13 19:44
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Johannesburg - Trade union Solidarity has condemned as a disgrace the nomination of Robert McBride as the new head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

"McBride's nomination is another disgrace to the already beleaguered SA Police Service," the union said in a statement.

General secretary Flip Buys said taxpayers were tired of their money being used for "repeated inappropriate appointments".

"Taxpayers have to stand by powerlessly and watch cadre deployment being put before effective service delivery."

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on Tuesday that Cabinet had approved the nomination of the former Ekurhuleni metro police chief as head of IPID.

Buys urged government to withdraw McBride's appointment for the position in order to restore the country's image, both locally and internationally.

Solidarity said it was obtaining legal advice about the possibility of contesting such an appointment.

- SAPA
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