Johannesburg - The Zondo commission has heard how Ipid was infiltrated by crime intelligence officers after former head Robert McBride was suspended in 2015.
McBride told the commission that upon his return to his post, following a 18-month suspension, he found various concerning changes to Ipid that had been enforced by former acting Ipid head Israel Kgamanyane.
He discovered that managers were being transferred from various positions to other position even outside of their home provinces.
He said these changes instilled feared and low staff morale. He said the strange and damaging changes happened over a period of nine months.
McBride said he also found that two individuals from the SAPS crime intelligence division had been permanently employed at Ipid.