Johannesburg - Cabinet has recommended that former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride be appointed head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).
“We believe Mr McBride's appointment as head of Ipid will help this important institution to achieve [its]... mandate,” Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in a statement
Mthethwa said Cabinet decided to recommend McBride as Ipid executive director at a meeting on Wednesday.
“In terms of Section 6(2) of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act, 2011 (Act 1 of 2011) the relevant portfolio committee of Parliament must now consider the recommendation before the appointment can be confirmed,” Mthethwa said.
“Ipid has been headed by an acting executive director for almost a year and the stability of this important institution is crucial.” - Sapa