WATCH LIVE: 'Silent coup' and 'political gangsterism': Robert McBride resumes testimony at Zondo Commission
LIVE BLOG: Day 2 of Robert McBride’s testimony at the state capture inquiry
LIVE BLOG: Day 2 of Robert McBride’s testimony at state capture inquiry
McBride says Ipid must account to Parliament. He says he doesn't know why Nhleko was unhappy with him following the law. "He seems to misunderstand his authority. The minister did not understand the notion of independence of Ipid. He did not understand where his authority began and ended. He preferred Werksmans to Parliament."
Here are some moments you may have missed during Robert McBride's testimony at the Zondo Commission so far.
- Former Ipid head Robert McBride is testifying at the Zondo Commission into state capture. He's claimed that former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko interferred in investigations and undermined due process in order to fire him and senior Ipid investigators. Nhleko had accused McBride and the investigators of unlawfully changing an investigation report relating to the Zimbabwe rendition case in order to clear implicated officers.
- McBride also questioned why he and former Hawks head Anwa Dramat were suspended.
- McBride appeared to defend himself and Dramat. He said they were willing to lay down their lives to end dehumanization and injustices during apartheid.
- McBride further said claims made against him in suspension were malicious.
- During proceedings, McBride was questioned about his suspensions, as well as Dramat's. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo then asked that testimony be covered in chronological order.
- McBride said that Nhleko relied on the Werksmans report to fire him and two investigators, not the report signed by him. Werksmans was commissioned by the former police minister to conduct an investigation into the reports submitted by Ipid which dealt with the rendition case.