WATCH: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko addresses controversies

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FILE: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Wednesday 27 July 2016 held a media conference on political killings ahead of local government elections.

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PARLIAMENT - Police Minister Nathi Nhleko attempted to clarify issues concerning the suspension of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head, Robert McBride and alleged irregular expenditure.

News24 reported on Sunday that Nhleko had arranged for R30 million to be paid to an NGO associated with Nomcebo Mthembu, rumoured to have a romantic relationship with the minister, in exchange for goods and services which could have been provided for free.

 

 

 

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Nhleko also faced criticism for the suspension of Robert McBride in March which was ruled by the Constitutional Court to be unlawful.

McBride returned to office in October after Nhleko was ruled to not have the legal power to suspend him for what the minister claimed was the “doctoring” of a report by Ipid on former Hawks head Anwa Dramat and the unit’s Gauteng boss Shadrack Sibiya.