WATCH VIDEO: McBride takes on Cele in Parliament

IPID head Robert McBride takes on Police Minister Bheki Cele's decision not to renew his contract. Courtesy DStv 403.

Editor's note: The livestream is courtesy DStv 403.


JOHANNESBURG - The row between Police Minister Bheki Cele and Robert McBride, the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) heads to Parliament on Friday.

Cele has told the head of the police watchdog that he will not renew his term when it expires at the end of February. 

McBride claims Cele has launched a smear campaign against him because he is not afraid to tackle police corruption at the highest level. 

He took the matter to court, which ruled that the decision falls squarely in the hands of the Police Parliamentary Portfolio Committee since the appointment of the IPID head goes through Parliament. 


The Police Portfolio Committee to decide on extending appointment of IPID head Robert McBride, after the police minister announced his term would not be extended. Annika Larsen explains. 


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