MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Will Oppose Mcbride's Appointment As IPID Boss

12 November 2013    

 

 

The IFP has noted reports that the minister of police has nominated Robert McBride as the new Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

 

MP Velaphi Ndlovu, IFP spokesperson on Police, stated that "The IFP will vehemently oppose his appointment in Parliament. McBride has been involved in numerous scandals in the past and is not suitable for this position. IPID is responsible for investigating police officials in positions of authority and deals with sensitive information on a daily basis, thus the head of this unit must be a person free of scandal,"

 

"Anyone who are about to be employed as IPID head must have proven track records of performance and in no way have been involved in any corrupt activities. The minister must appoint an independent body to be in charge of short listing, interviewing and making recommendations as to which candidates are suitable, so as to avoid the appointment of any politically favoured, yet incompetent individuals," concluded Ndlovu.

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803

 

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IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675