McBride's application to delay disciplinary case dismissed

The disciplinary hearing chair found that McBride would not be subjected to an unlawful process.

Ipid head Robert McBride. Picture: Supplied.

PRETORIA - Suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride's application to delay his disciplinary hearing has been dismissed because it was found he would not suffer irreparable harm for it to proceed.

The watchdog body boss was notified of the decision on Tuesday morning after the application was heard last week.

McBride faces several charges of misconduct for allegedly altering a report into Zimbabwean renditions, to clear Hawks officers Anwa Dramat and Shadrack Sibiya.

Disciplinary hearing chair, Advocate Phillip Mokoena found that McBride would not be subjected to an unlawful process which must be stayed to protect his rights.

He says should the hearing proceed the employee won't suffer irreparable harm.

Mokoena further noted that it would not be in the interests of justice for the matter to be stayed pending the outcome of a constitutional challenge which may occur in the distant future.

He says it is only fair that the matter be dealt with expeditiously to finalise issues which have attracted public interest.

The disciplinary hearing is scheduled to start in two weeks' time.