Hawks and Ipid to work closer to fight corruption

2017-04-27 21:29
(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town – The Hawks and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) have realised they need to work more closely in order to win the fight against corruption.

Ipid head Robert McBride and acting Hawks head General Yolisa Matakata held a meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss the need for closer co-operation and joint investigation in some cases.

This was especially relevant where police officers had been infiltrated by criminal syndicates and gangsters.

The pair said they were both committed to the rule of law and upholding the Constitution.

“The Hawks and the IPID have a common enemy and more can be achieved through working together than by working against each other,” said Matakata.

McBride said: “As the IPID, we are fully committed to investigate without any fear, favour or prejudice.

There will be no agendas in our investigations.”

The organisations would have follow-up meetings.

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