Ipid head Robert McBride suspended

Robert McBride, Ipid executive director. Picture: Michel Bega.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride has been suspended, eNCA reported on Tuesday.

On Wednesday last week, an urgent interdict sought by McBride to prevent his suspension from Ipid was struck off the roll in the High Court in Pretoria.

“The facts do not support the relief sought, nor the applicable legal considerations. It is accordingly struck off the roll,” Judge Hans Fabricius said in his written judgment.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko had opposed McBride’s application. McBride had received a letter from Nhleko, asking him to make submissions about why he should not be suspended.

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