Nhleko accuses McBride of changing findings of a report

Reports suggest McBride could soon be joining Anwa Dramat and Shadrack Sibiya on suspension.

Reports suggest McBride could soon be joining Anwa Dramat and Shadrack Sibiya on suspension.

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has accused Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) boss, Robert McBride, of changing the findings of a report allegedly in an attempt to protect Hawks bosses.

Weekend reports suggest McBride could soon be joining Anwa Dramat and Shadrack Sibiya on suspension, in the wake of the illegal rendition of five Zimbabweans from Diepsloot, over the Beitbridge Border Post in 2010.

The police minister suspended the pair late last year however, the High Court in Pretoria rendered Dramat's suspension null and void.

The City Press says it has two sources within IPID who revealed that talks of McBride's suspension began last week.

It's also emerged that the police directorate issued in two conflicting reports into the role of senior Hawks officers into illegal rendition of Zimbabweans in 2010.

The newspaper is reporting that Nhleko called the IPID boss asking to explain why there were differences in the two IPID reports.

The police minister has apparently appointed a law firm to investigate the matter.

The police ministry has not been available for comment.