Robert McBride assault claims 'nothing to do with his work', says daughter
McBride is being investigated for assault after the teenager claimed he beat her and tried to strangle her last Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG – Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride’s daughter has told Eyewitness News that she’s not being used by crime intelligence operatives and that no one has coerced her into making accusations against him.
McBride is being investigated for assault after the teenager claimed that he beat her and tried to strangle her last Sunday.
McBride denies that he assaulted the teenager but rather that he was admonishing her for her rebellious behaviour.
McBride’s daughter says that it is blatantly wrong to suggest that her claims against her father have anything to do with a crime intelligence smear campaign.
“This stems from him hitting me on Sunday, it has nothing to do with his work. I’m not concerned about his reputation or his line of work. I’m concerned about what he did to me, anything along those lines, those accusations are untrue.”
The girl has given a detailed account of the incident claiming that McBride punched her repeatedly in the face.
“And then at that stage, we were at the traffic lights and he turned right and he had both hands around my neck and strangled me and he’s like 'I’ll kill you, don’t tell me what to do or when to stop hitting you'.”
Ipid believes the assault case is part of a crime intelligence operation to taint McBride’s reputation and remove him from office.
McBride’s daughter says she’s speaking out abuse the alleged abuse she has endured because her father has power and influence.
“People weren’t willing to help me because they know who he is and if I speak out about it in public, where everyone can see what I’m saying, and a docket can’t be interfered with or accidentally disappear or it goes through someone who’s maybe an ally of his.
“If it’s just me speaking and everyone hears me first hand, then my story gets out properly.”
McBride denies he assaulted the teenager but rather he was admonishing her for her rebellious behaviour.
Ipid believes the assault case is part of a crime intelligence operation to taint McBride’s reputation and remove him from office but his daughter says this is not true.
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