Hawks and Ipid to work closer to fight corruption

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

(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Read more on:    ipid  |  hawks

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.