Ipid maintains its former Limpopo head lied

The directorate announced yesterday that it fired Innocent Khuba with immediate effect.

FILE: The police watchdog has declined to comment further on the matter. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) insists its former Limpopo head provided conflicting versions of events around the altering of the so-called Zimbabwe rendition report which led to a break down in trust and his subsequent dismissal.

The directorate announced yesterday that it's fired Innocent Khuba with immediate effect.

Last week, he pleaded guilty to internal charges of dishonesty and defeating the ends of justice for which he received a final written warning.

But last Friday, he signed an affidavit in which he exonerated suspended Ipid head Robert McBride and a colleague.

Ipid's Grace Langa says what Khuba signed with his employer is different to what he stated in a later affidavit.

"He deposed of a contradictory affidavit in which he changed the version that was included in an agreement between the employer and himself."

Eyewitness News has however seen the plea agreement signed with the employer and it does not contain a version of events.

The police watchdog has declined to comment further on the matter.

It's understood Khuba is seeking legal advice and is considering challenging his dismissal.

(edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)