- Robert McBride says Tuesdays ruling against his suspension has validated the independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. PICTURED: Robert McBride
JOHANNESBURG - The fraud charges against Independent Police Investigative Directorate head, Robert McBride were dropped on Tuesday by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
McBride and two investigators faced charges of fraud and defeating the ends of justice.
The charges stemmed from claims that McBride altered a report on the rendition of six Zimbabweans in 2010.
McBride admitted that his lead investigator in the case amended the draft report as his inquiry progressed, but denied there was anything untoward about that.
Understood that state says some witnesses reluctant to testify in #RobertMcBride case, and some evidence is hearsay.— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) November 1, 2016
In court documents, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko stated that McBride deliberately tried to exclude evidence that implicated former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat and former head of the Gauteng Hawks, General Shadrack Sibiya.