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McBride to fight for reinstatement

Robert McBride might turn to the CCMA to fight for his old job.

Robert McBride at the 702 studios.

JOHANNESBURG - Robert McBride may be gunning for his old job, after media reports suggested on Saturday that he is heavily indebted and needs to look for new work.

The former Ekurhuleni Metro Police chief lost his position after an accident in 2006, where he crashed his official car on the R511 near the Hartebeespoort Dam, following a Christmas party.

The Saturday Star reported that McBride would turn to the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to fight for his old job.

But in reports last Sunday, McBride admitted that he owed money to a lot of people after spending R1,7 million on legal fees.

The High Court acquitted the former police chief of the drunk driving charges in March, on the grounds that the state had not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

McBride has so far been unavailable for comment.