'Whether I win or lose, my successor will be supported' - Robert McBride

Former IPID head Robert Mcbride says he is challenging the way in which the Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police decided not to renew his contract, describing it as an issue of principle.

McBride's term in office ended on Thursday.

READ: McBride approaches High Court in a bid to keep his job

While the former Ipid head's legal team has confirmed it will take the portfolio committee's decision on review, the Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) national council has called on national government to reconsider its decision and says the move is reckless.

McBride sat down with Karima Brown to share his observations on the matter and details surrounding a series of unsubstantiated allegations lodged against him and the institution during his tenure.

You have a series of unsubstantiated allegations but this is the nature of an anti-corruption unit, It will get accused of stuff, if you are not getting accused of stuff then you are not doing your job.

Robert McBride, Former Ipid head

McBride says whether he wins or loses his case, his successor will be supported as there is a foundation and culture that has been set at the institution.

Whoever my successor is, whether I win or lose, that person will be supported. There is a foundation set, there is a culture and an attitude. Before, police would ignore inquiries from Ipid, now they comply.

Robert McBride, Former Ipid head

McBride say he has never viewed his position as a political appointment.

There is life outside of mainstream cut and thrust politics. You cannot only define people by their political origins, you have to look at people as a whole and everything that makes them.

Robert McBride, Former Ipid head

He says acting head Victor Senna should not be prejudged at this stage and says Senna is thorough in his work.

He has got a good support around him so give him a chance, he must be aware that he will be approached to be pliant. He must resist. He is sufficiently assertive and confident. Do not erode the independence, stand firm.

Robert McBride, Former Ipid head

Click on the link below to hear the full interview....


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Whether I win or lose, my successor will be supported' - Robert McBride


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Mokonyane is a seasoned cadre of the ANC with incredible experience - Pule Mabe

Mokonyane is a seasoned cadre of the ANC with incredible experience - Pule Mabe

The ANC spokesperson explains some of the reasoning behind the NEC's appointed list of leaders in Parliament.

13 voting districts may have had potential irregularities - Stats SA

13 voting districts may have had potential irregularities - Stats SA

The IEC says it is satisfied that the pattern is in only a tiny number of voting stations in the sample of 1020 stations.

'If ANC branches want me to go to Parliament, I will go' - Supra Mahumapelo

'If ANC branches want me to go to Parliament, I will go' - Supra Mahumapelo

Mahumapelo joined Clement Manyathela on The Karima Brown Show to discuss his candidacy and more.

Phahlane's arrest had nothing to do with McBride's dismissal - Ipid

Phahlane's arrest had nothing to do with McBride's dismissal - Ipid

Former police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane was arrested and released on R20 000 bail.

 McBride approaches High Court in a bid to keep his job

McBride approaches High Court in a bid to keep his job

The Parliamentary Committee on Police recommended that the Ipid head's contract not be renewed.

MPs divided over renewal of McBride's contract

MPs divided over renewal of McBride's contract

The head of IPID's contract is due to end on Thursday.

Popular articles
Winter is coming: Snow may be headed for W Cape soon - SnowReport SA

Winter is coming: Snow may be headed for W Cape soon - SnowReport SA

Snow Report SA's Richard Le Sueur says the Western Cape does tend to get the earlier snow as the fronts come in from the west.

Zuma's lawyer quotes profanity to highlight unfair treatment by NPA

Zuma's lawyer quotes profanity to highlight unfair treatment by NPA

EWN political reporter Clement Manyathela describes the events in the Pietermaritzburg court on Monday.

Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

The Constantia businessman was arrested over the death of his wife, Gill, in February 2018.

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Google is suspending its business relationship with Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

Former National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise is expected to be the next speaker of the National Assembly.

'History of contempt and pity runs through 100 years of research at SU'

'History of contempt and pity runs through 100 years of research at SU'

Stellenbosch University's Professor Jonathan Jansen describes universities' research history of racial tropes over past 100 years.