- Robert McBride says Tuesdays ruling against his suspension has validated the independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. PICTURED: Robert McBride
JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of suspended Ipid head Robert McBride.
Justice Chris Jafta said on Tuesday, "This court confirms the high court’s declaration of invalidity and holds that the disputed provisions undermine the directorate’s constitutionally guaranteed independence. The court emphasises the need to protect the directorate from undue influence or political pressure by ensuring that appropriate mechanisms for accountability and oversight are in place."
Shortly following the ruling, eNCA interviewed McBride who had some strong words to say.
He says the judgment has ensured the Independent Police Investigative Directorate remains an independent body.
McBride was suspended last March, over his alleged involvement in the illegal deportation of five Zimbabwean murder suspects.
McBride says the Constitutional Court&39;s decision to overturn his suspension has cleared his name.
He always argued that his suspension was unlawful.
Watch the full interview in the gallery above.