McBride, co-accused to sue State for malicious prosecution

McBride and two others are accused of defeating the ends of justice for allegedly altering a report.

FILE: Suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride. Picture: Supplied.

PRETORIA - Suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head, Robert McBride, says he and his co-accused will sue the State for malicious prosecution because he's being targeted for standing up against corruption.

McBride made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Magistrates Court earlier today where his matter was postponed until June.

He and two subordinates are accused of defeating the ends of justice for allegedly altering an investigation report to exonerate senior Hawks officials.

Former Hawks bosses Anwa Dramat and Shadrack Sibiya have been implicated in the arrest and rendition of five Zimbabwean suspects in 2010.

McBride says the case against him and his subordinates is nothing more than a ploy to distract them from their work by hanging a criminal case over their heads.

He says he's being pursued for the exposing criminality.

"People know my reputation - what I stand for, what I stood for and what I'm still standing for. I've fought against the corruption of apartheid and I'm fighting gains the corruption that exists within our system at present."

The National prosecuting Authority maintains that it has a case against the three accused.

LISTEN: Background into the case against Robert McBride