MPs recommend that McBride's IPID contract should not be renewed

accreditation
Robert McBride. (File, Lindile Mbontsi)
Robert McBride. (File, Lindile Mbontsi)

The Portfolio Committee on Police on Thursday recommended that Robert McBride's contract as the executive director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) should not be renewed.

The committee has deliberated on the matter since Monday, with clear partisan lines between the ANC and DA emerging.

When it came to the adoption and recommendation of the report on Thursday afternoon, the DA's Zakhele Mbhele and Dianne Kohler Barnard were not present in the committee.

The report was adopted unanimously.

The matter landed in the committee's lap after a settlement agreement was reached two weeks ago in legal proceedings that McBride had instituted against Police Minister Bheki Cele.

Cele wrote to him to say that his contract would not be renewed.

The committee was also party to court proceedings.

In a draft order handed to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, the parties agreed that the decision Cele had taken to not renew McBride's term was a preliminary one that still needed to be confirmed or rejected by the committee.

More to follow.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Matric results are out! Are you happy with your child's result?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
No, the pandemic really messed up their ability to focus
34% - 867 votes
Yes, they did well given the circumstances
66% - 1656 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
15.43
+0.3%
Rand - Pound
20.70
+0.1%
Rand - Euro
17.21
+0.2%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.86
+0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.3%
Gold
1,798.68
+0.1%
Silver
22.81
+0.2%
Palladium
2,359.61
-0.7%
Platinum
1,032.04
+0.5%
Brent Crude
89.34
-0.7%
Top 40
67,070
0.0%
All Share
73,504
0.0%
Resource 10
75,094
0.0%
Industrial 25
90,477
0.0%
Financial 15
15,064
0.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE