Robert McBride

McBride to head SA’s foreign security branch abroad

Robert McBride, former head of the police watchdog body Ipid, has been appointed director the State Security Agency’s foreign branch. The position means he will direct SA’s intelligence gathering outside the country’s borders. His appointment to head SA’s foreign intelligence also comes about a year after his term as head[…]

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Those aggrieved by my decisions can challenge them in court: Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she has noted the decision by former Independent Police Investigative Directorate head, Robert McBride to take her report on review where she found the appointment of Theresa Botha as a deputy director to be irregular. Mkhwebane also found McBride guilty of unethical conduct. McBride is among the 18 candidates who have[…]

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SAPS runs on a patronage system: McBride

Former Ipid head, Robert McBride, has detailed a system of patronage in the police service. He’s told the State Capture Inquiry that staff are promoted so they can please their seniors. McBride says unless patronage is dealt with, the exploitation of the police will continue unabated. “They have the willingness,[…]

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McBride’s lawyer calls for rational decisions on contract

Robert McBride’s lawyer, Advocate Jac Marais, is urging Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police to make rational decisions when considering an extension on his client’s contract. McBride, the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, has filed an urgent review application in the High Court in Pretoria to have his contract[…]

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D-Day for McBride’s future at IPID

On Thursday the matter of the contract of Robert McBride, executive director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), will come to a head: The portfolio committee on police will finalise its report on whether McBride’s contract should be renewed, after which the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will hear[…]

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Parliament’s Police Committee to decide McBride’s fate

Parliament’s Police Committee is another day closer to deciding the fate of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head, Robert McBride. The committee has set aside this week to discuss whether they agree with Police Minister Bheki Cele that McBride’s contract should not be renewed. McBride has argued that this[…]

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McBride due back in court

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting his daughter. McBride has been charged with child abuse, and an alternative charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, after he allegedly assaulted one of[…]

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McBride should recuse himself – DA

IPID head Robert McBride, who has been accused of assaulting his daughter, should “do the right thing” and request to be placed on special leave pending the outcome of the charges against him, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Wednesday. McBride was granted R10 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s[…]

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Concourt the next stop in McBride’s quest for re-instatement

Although the High Court on Friday ruled that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko acted unlawfully in instigating a disciplinary hearing and suspending Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride, the decision would need to be validated by the Constitutional Court before he can return to work. Referring to her ruling[…]

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