Cabinet recommends Robert McBride’s appointment as Ipid boss

2013-11-12 11:59

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says Cabinet recommended the appointment of Robert McBride as the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) at its meeting last Wednesday.

In Parliamentary notice papers published this morning, Mthethwa recommended that the police portfolio committee consider McBride’s nomination to lead the police watchdog.

“The process of appointing a permanent head was carried through advertising the position via media platforms and various public service circulars.

“Mr McBride was the successful candidate following the short-listing [and] interviewing processes as well as Cabinet’s endorsement. However, in line with the Ipid Act, the appointment can only be finalised once Parliament has concurred,” said Mthethwa’s spokesperson, Zweli Mnisi, in a statement.

Mthethwa said he believed that the appointment of the controversial former Ekurhuleni metro police head will help Ipid fulfil its mandate.

McBride has a qualification in international politics, policing and diplomacy.

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