Hawks dismiss ex officer's claims about McBride


Pretoria, 13 March 2013 - Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBrides suspension hangs in the balance at the High Court on Friday.

JOHANNESBURG – A former police officer claims he's been asked by the Hawks to incriminate Ipid head Robert McBride.

eNCA is in possession of an affidavit filed by the officer.

His identity has been concealed to protect him.

He claims to have been approached by Hawks investigator Manie Fourie early this month.

Fourie allegedly asked him about a case involving the killing of a gangster during McBride's term as head of Ekurhuleni’s metro police in 2006.

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Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Fourie was not a member of the Hawks.

He allegedly wanted the officer and three others to implicate McBride in the case.

The three witnesses have allegedly been told what to say.

McBride has been at odds with his police bosses since that suspension.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko wrote to him last month, saying their relationship had been irreparably broken.

Nhleko said he was unaware of an investigation by the Hawks.

The Hawks have denied the claims.