Johannesburg - Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride is set to make a spectacular return to the public service as head of a strategic government anti-corruption technical unit.
The Department of Public Service and Administration (PSA) on Saturday confirmed McBride was among the candidates being considered for the position and the process would be finalised in the coming weeks.
Once the process is finalised PSA Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will make the announcement.
But a source who is familiar with the matter told Sunday Independent McBride has been appointed.
McBride will head the Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit (Ethics Unit) established in terms of the Public Administration Management Act promulgated in 2014. He will be at the helm for a year while the position is being advertised and the unit hires staff. It will be similar to the former anti-corruption unit established in 2010, but could not take off, according to a source.