First on EWN: McBride to expose ‘real reasons’ he’s being persecuted & prosecuted

EWN has learnt McBride briefed top ANC leaders about a fight to expose corruption in state institutions.

Suspended Ipid boss Robert McBride addresses the media at the Constitutional Court. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

PRETORIA - Eyewitness News has learnt that a delegation of former and suspended government officials, led by Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride, briefed top African National Congress (ANC) leaders about their fight to expose corruption in state institutions.

McBride announced yesterday outside the Constitutional Court that he is joined by more than a dozen others who have vowed to expose the real reasons for why they are being persecuted and prosecuted.

The group consists of former or suspended employees of Ipid, the Hawks and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and includes Anwa Dramat, Ivan Pillay, Johan Booysen and Shadrack Sibiya.

Eyewitness News understands that a delegation led by McBride, which included Dramat and Pillay, met with senior ANC leadership at Luthuli House three weeks ago when President Jacob Zuma was on a state visit to the Middle East.

It's believed that the group met with ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and his deputy Jessie Duarte as a courtesy, to inform the ANC of its 'fight back' strategy.

McBride declined to confirm or deny such a visit, but says they will expose the real reason for being prosecuted.

The ANC could not be reached for comment, nor did it respond to messages requesting comment.

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