McBride is gone. Who will head up Ipid?

Police Minister Bheki Cele was in the right when he refused to extend IPID head, Robert McBride's contract according to Parliament's Police Portfolio Committee.

JOHANNESBURG - Questions are being raised as to who will replace Robert McBride as the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).

On Thursday, Parliament's Police Portfolio Committee said Police Minister Bheki Cele did nothing wrong when he refused to extend McBride's contract.

This decision came after McBride went to court when his five-year term wasn't extended.

READ: MPs threatened over McBride contract

In a draft order, the court decided MPs can confirm or reject Cele's decision.

The Committee found Cele was right to not extend McBride's contract due to an extreme breakdown of trust between McBride and the minister, his lapsed security clearance and an allegation of labour harassment against him.

McBride says the allegations against him are nothing but a political smear campaign because he has sensitive investigations underway.

The DA boycotted the committee's adoption of final recommendations saying the whole process was a sham and it suits the ANC to tarnish McBride as a loose cannon because he is trying to expose corruption in police ranks and the ruling party

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