McBride ‘not surprised’ by Cedrick Nkabinde’s allegations against him

On Friday morning, EWN revealed that Nkabinde had written to Police Minister Bheki Cele, accusing McBride of unlawful and unethical conduct in the handling of Phahlane’s case.

FILE: Robert McBride. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride says he’s not surprised about the allegations of unlawful and unethical conduct against him by senior Ipid principle investigator Cedrick Nkabinde.

McBride says he has also been aware of Nkabinde’s relationships within Crime Intelligence, which are linked to former Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

On Friday morning, Eyewitness News revealed that Nkabinde had written to Police Minister Bheki Cele, accusing McBride of unlawful and unethical conduct in the handling of Phahlane’s case.

McBride says it’s expected that when there are investigations against officers there will be some pushback.

“In this particular instances, the hand of Crime Intelligence, the hand Major General Ntebo Mabula and Phahlane clear to see the protagonist on their behalf is a brigadier in Crime Intelligence, Tlou Kgomo, who used to be a member of Ipid before.”

He says the truth always prevails.

“Nobody controls Ipid, except Ipid. Nobody controls me, except myself and my conscience. If you show me a person in the world that says they control me, I’ll show you a liar. The truth stands tall but lies have short legs.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)