Former Ipid head Robert McBride resumes his state capture testimony. He's testified about an "attack on anti-corruption institutions" including Ipid. McBride's also said former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko used an "incorrect report" to suspend Hawks seniors.
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JOHANNESBURG - Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) chief Robert McBride will continue his testimony at the state capture inquiry on Friday.
On Thursday, McBride told the Zondo commission that there was a plan to destroy anti-corruption bodies.
He said Ipid was weakened to cover up current and future corruption.
McBride testified that police ministers would classify documents to prevent Ipid scrutiny.
“There has been rampant abuse and a sense of impunity in the use or abuse of funds from the secret service account for criminal intelligence.”
McBride also mentioned Advocate Mxolisi Zondo in his papers.
He is the younger brother of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
But the legal team doesn’t think it’s a deal breaker for the man heading the inquiry.