Why the NPA called time on McBride case

Why the NPA called time on McBride case

Prosecutors on Tuesday announced they are provisionally withdrawing the charges against the IPID chief.

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Photo: Maryke Vermaak

The National Prosecuting Authority says it needs to conduct further investigation before the case against the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) can go ahead.


Robert McBride was accused of assaulting his daughter and charged with contravening the Children's Act.


But now the NPA has provisionally withdrawn the case against him.


"The state is still busy with investigations," explains the NPA's Phindi Mjonondwane, adding: "Once those investigations are complete, the state will then decide about the matter."


McBride has repeatedly denied the allegations against him.


He has so far not been available for comment.

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