Johannesburg - Former Ipid boss Robert McBride’s testimony at the state capture inquiry will mention commission chair deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo’s younger brother advocate Mxolisi Zondo.
On Thursday morning the commission’s head of legal advocate Paul Pretorius sought to deal with the possible conflict of interest regarding McBride's testimony on Mxolisi Zondo.
Pretorius explained that McBride’s mention of Mxolisi relates to an opinion he has provided relating to a disciplinary hearing that was chaired by him.
Mxolisi had chaired a disciplinary hearing relating to the illegal detention of Zimbabwean nationals by the police in 2010. Former Gauteng Hawks head Shadrick Sibiya was fired following that disciplinary hearing along with Ipid investigator Matthew Sesoko who was later rehired.
Pretorius said the parties who would be mentioned by McBride, including Mxolisi and Sesoko, had been notified of the possible conflict of interest. McBride did not object to Zondo presiding over the matter and said he trusted he would be objective.