DA: Post altered for McBride

The opposition party says a legal qualification was removed from the job advertisement.

The opposition party says a legal qualification was removed from the job advertisement. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday claimed the requirements for the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) was changed so that Robert McBride would qualify.

According to the party, a legal qualification was removed from the job advertisement in order to help him get the job.

DA MP Diane Kohler Barnard said a prime requirement was left out.

"The obvious conclusion is that it was tailor-made for Robert McBride who of course has no legal qualification at all."

On Tuesday, the Police Ministry confirmed that Cabinet had recommended McBride for the position.

The former Ekurhuleni metro police chief was arrested in 2006 after crashing his official car.

He was convicted of drunk driving but that judgment was later overturned.

The Police Ministry says it will not be commenting on the DA's claims because the matter is now before Parliament.