Head of Independent Police Investigations Directorate, Robert McBride

The highest court in the land unanimously ruled that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s decision to suspend the head of the police watchdog unit Ipid Robert McBride was unlawful and unconstitutional.

The court the has preserved McBride’s suspension for 30 days to allow for Parliament to decide whether to proceed with disciplinary action against him.

This is NOT the first time the Constitutional rules against Minister Nhleko.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko IMAGE SOURCE: Twitter @SAYoungLion

In April of this year, the ConCourt ruled that President Zuma must reprimand all the ministers who were involved in the Nkandla scandal. Including the Police Minister who in his report exonorating President Zuma on Nkandla said; the amphitheatre, chicken run, visitors’ centre, cattle kraal and swimming pool or firepool as he labelled were all security upgrade

Motivational speaker Vusi Thembekwayo doesn’t seem to be happy that the Minister will have to pay the legal costs, by extension the public

Thembekwayo is NOT the only one

The police Minister has sent out a press statement saying that he notes the judgment

South Africans like will NOT miss an opportunityfor humour

Nhleko suspended McBride in March last year after alleging that he doctored the report of an Ipid investigation into the alleged rendition by the Hawks of Zimbabwean nationals

Law firm Adams&Adams has analysed the judgment ⤵