Robert McBride

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Robert McBride said : “The ultimate extension of that (apathy) in my mind is that we’re willing to accept certain losses,” “I just don’t think most parents I know would want to accept that” External link

theherald-news Thursday, May 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Gold Coast is in pretty bad shape to begin with, now this. I would rather have the roads been fixed first before doing some kind of a wild striping here,” External link

fox5sandiego Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The IRC [International Red Cross] is continuing this process that has been on for days now that is problematic to say the least,” External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, April 2, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride wrote : “This temporary restraining order will be appealed and may be stayed, meaning that the order could be placed on hold or dismissed while the appeal is decided,” “As a result, the legal effect of the temporary restraining order is uncertain over the next two weeks” External link

theherald-news Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride wrote ( about Court Judge ) : “We will be required to follow any new ruling from the appellate court and/or Illinois Supreme Court,” External link

theherald-news Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Teens and police rarely have an opportunity to get to know each other in thoughtful situations,” External link

theherald-news Monday, May 17, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "In fairness to the investigators and to O'Sullivan and Trent, there is an explanation which they give in their affidavits as to how they came to be together, in one car at that specific time. " External link

news24 Friday, August 21, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "The choice of the team was a concern for me," External link

news24 Friday, August 21, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The Mabula team then proceeded to counter the investigation of Ipid by approaching all the witnesses in the Ipid investigation to get them to change their initial version against Phahlane and the SAPS service providers and their involvement in the construction of Phahlane’s house and the cars,” External link

iol Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride asked : "Why would a minister of police hire a convicted criminal who is not South African and is still flashing his illegal documents?" External link

news24 Monday, July 27, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : "We can develop therapies in less time and for less money than traditional antibiotics because we are targeting orphan indications and we already know our therapy can work in humans," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We know the antibiotic resistant challenge is large now and is only going to get worse," "We have an elegant technological solution to this challenge and we know our treatment can work. We want to contribute to a future in which these infections do not kill more than 10 million people a year, a future we can get excited about" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “But if I respond as a human being and the fact that I caused the death of fellow South Africans, albeit in a conflict, albeit in an unequal and oppressive society, then I don’t feel proud that I have caused the death and injury to South Africans or other human beings,” “I don’t request understanding from anyone. I took decisions that I needed to take then, which thousands of other South Africans took. I was part of an organised resistance” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “We waited about two minutes so as not to attract attention,” “But my main interest was to get away from the car as soon as possible without attracting attention. When we got out, we walked slowly ... and then it struck me. We had made a mistake with the calculation. Because the thing had been set for 15 minutes but, because of the weather it might go off, maximum, in about 12 minutes, after which the police would seal off the town” External link

mg Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride told : “So I got out and walked straight to where Matthew was parked and I got into the car with Matthew and we came back,” External link

mg Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “In 2014 we conducted provincial visits. We identified shortcomings which were institutional and systemic … Because the problems were systemic we had to put a systems change or interventions in place” External link

citizen Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “In essence, the PP’s report is an erosion of Ipid’s independence and is likely to interrupt Ipid’s investigations into industrial-scale corruption and looting within the SA Police Service, as the PP report spuriously implicates most of Ipid’s executive members. It is clear that the intention is to disrupt the functioning of the Ipid,” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Commission ) : "The timing is also suspicious in that the release is on the eve of the widely anticipated testimony of senior IPID investigators at the Zondo Commission into State Capture, which evidence started today [Wednesday]," "IPID must defend its independence. IPID must also defend its employees against this fight back campaign. If not, IPID will become a tool in the hands of the corrupt and succumb to political pressure" External link

the-star Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Commission ) : "The timing is also suspicious in that the release is on the eve of the widely anticipated testimony of senior IPID investigators at the Zondo Commission into State Capture, which evidence started today [Wednesday]," "IPID must defend its independence. IPID must also defend its employees against this fight back campaign. If not, IPID will become a tool in the hands of the corrupt and succumb to political pressure" External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The threat of violence against journalists is a threat against our constitution and democracy, and that is a threat against every citizen” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride told : “To police, constitutional democracy is relatively new and SAPS is not accustomed to constitutionalism and the rule of law, but rather to feeding off corruption,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Dennis Hicks ) : "Dr. Greenan has the presence, integrity, demeanor, and vision to carry on the strong leadership already present at the East Campus under the leadership of Dennis Hicks," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Ipid investigated all cases and there was clear evidence of a corrupt relationship between Phahlane and service providers to the SAPS,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The key question is, why would a minister of police hire a convicted criminal, who is not a South African, who is still flashing his counterfeit documentation? There is no reasonable explanation,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The fact that there was additional evidence which was not factored in the first one and that the changes that were made to the report and not the evidence in the docket were lawful and were proper and were necessary also escapes all this range of lawyers in the process,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 15, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Fortunately a copy was kept of it and the case was resuscitated on my return,” External link

citizen Monday, April 15, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Key people are moved. There is no rational or reasonable explanation for why it was done,” External link

mg Monday, April 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It was not accurate and it was untrue,” External link

mg Monday, April 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “One of the first decisions taken by Mr Kgamanyane was to terminate Ipid’s brief to lawyers to challenge the minister constitutionally, so immediately that brief was withdrawn,” External link

citizen Monday, April 15, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Private legal companies, especially with a good reputation like Werksmans, should not easily take up cases that impinge on the independence of constitutionally created bodies. They must exercise more caution,” External link

mg Monday, April 15, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It would have been criminal not to include the extra evidence, which was material in this case,” “It is critically important to assess what has been leaked to you and don’t allow yourself to be part of an agenda,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I am all for media freedom and the right to publish, but I think even the right to expression and media freedom must go with some element of responsibility on the matter,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The Sunday Times, definitely, were both, if I can put it this way, the thrower of the javelin over the bar and they went to catch on the other side,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I know that media likes a scoop, and it’s good that we have a free media in this country, but you should have alarm bells ringing when you see independent anti-corruption institutions being wiped out,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “My view in this instance [is that] they got it wrong, they jumped to a conclusion and clearly to me it was a hurried report,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told ( about Innocent Khuba ) : “The minister's office appointed the Werksmans company. At the stage when Werksmans tried to contact Ipid, they attempted to circumvent myself at that stage as the executive director. On two occasions they sent an e-mail with a wrong e-mail address for me, while Sesoko and Khuba's e-mail addresses were correct. My view was that was an attempt to circumvent me,” External link

businessday Friday, April 12, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride replied : “I have no knowledge of a prosecution” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 12, 2019 5:38:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Innocent Khuba ) : “Khuba said to me, ’boss, let me be open with you from the beginning. I was concerned and scared about this case from the day it was given to me’” External link

businessday Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Innocent Khuba ) : “In the initial weeks I didn’t know there existed a report … from the report given to me by Khuba, there was a clear understanding who the suspects were and the roles they played. I asked who was involved, at what stage and what crime was committed at the various stages … It indicated a conspiracy from start to finish,” “I was under the impression that the investigation’s integrity had been compromised” External link

businessday Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : “There was, from the onset, no case, no evidence,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride concluded ( about Inspector General ) : “On 15 December 2017, IPID contacted the National Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole… Following IPID’s recommendation, General Sitole stopped the processing of payment to I-View” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 8, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “These complaints are discredited and malicious, and an objective person should have the insight to sift fact from fiction and malice,” External link

businessday Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Lieutenant General ) : “It is a decision that must be taken by the National Assembly’s committee on police, being the parliamentary committee responsible for appointing the executive director and for oversight of Ipid,” “It is also important to appreciate that many of the cases Ipid investigates are highly politically sensitive. They include cases of alleged corruption at the highest levels of the SAPS, such as the investigations (into) alleged corruption against former acting national commissioner of police Lieutenant-General (Khomotso) Phahlane” External link

iol Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride states : “This is an urgent application to set aside an unlawful decision taken by Minister of Police on 16 January 2019 not to renew my appointment as the Executive Director of IPID,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride says : “The Portfolio Committee’s consideration of the renewal of an appointment of the executive director is especially important, I submit, because the five-year duration of the executive directors’ term is relatively short…Continuity in the leadership in the directorate may be required at the time, depending on whether there are any politically sensitive investigations,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride says : “I called upon the Minister to withdraw his decision and refer the matter to the Portfolio Committee and in any event, requesting reasons from the Minister for his decision. I also addressed a letter to the Portfolio Committee on 22 January 2019,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride adding : “decided not to renew or extend your employment contract as executive director of Ipid” External link

iol Friday, January 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride adding : “decided not to renew or extend your employment contract as executive director of IPID” External link

citizen Friday, January 25, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride responded : “By unilaterally determining whether my tenure as executive director of Ipid should be renewed or extended, and terminating my holding of the office, you have acted unlawfully and in violation of the constitutionally-entrenched independence of the Ipid” External link

citizen Friday, January 25, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride adding : “decided not to renew or extend your employment contract as executive director of IPID” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I am honored to be chosen for this position,” “I am looking forward to collaboratively working with students, staff and parents to continue moving our district in a positive direction” External link

theherald-news Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride wrote : “I hope that my leadership and engagement in our school’s life has demonstrated my love for our community and commitment to Wildcat Pride. It will be difficult to leave,” “I have had the opportunity to see our school grow, achieve amazing accomplishments, and watch our graduates move on to professional lives and adulthood. Your support and engagement in our school’s academics, activities and athletics has been so valuable, welcomed and instrumental in making the Neuqua Valley community what it is” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “by unilaterally determining whether my tenure as the Executive Director of IPID should be renewed or extended and terminating my holding of the office you have acted unlawfully and in violation of the constitutionally-entrenched independence of IPID” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Neither the normal nor the emergency tender procurement procedures were followed during this procurement and there was no application made for the departure from prescribed procedures by SAPS or crime intelligence management,” External link

news24 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “They have willfully obstructed Ipid in its investigation of I-View, with complete disregard of their duties to assist Ipid and co-operate in its investigation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Unfortunately for General Phahlane we have recordings of all interactions and at no time time (did) O’Sullivan or Trent present themselves as IPID investigators,” External link

enca Friday, February 17, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Phahlane has also phoned some of the witnesses,” External link

enca Friday, February 17, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "And unfortunately for Phahlane‚ we have transcripts and recordings of every interview done and at no point did he (O'Sullivan) identify as being with IPID or as a police officer‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is no secret that the minister of police has been persistent in trying to get rid of me and keep me from returning to my job. The Hawks have been useful tools in that quest,” External link

mg Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:10:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Here’s the thing. I would like to challenge the complainant in this matter, General Prince Mokotedi that him and I do a polygraph live on TV at the same time. We will pay for it,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The allegations made are based on a supposed set of information, hearsay of hearsay from a single source. The statement that has been made must be rejected completely that there is any illegal activity that Ipid investigators are involved in,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is, therefore, not surprising that a case was registered against us on the very same day,” External link

enca Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is no secret that the Minister of Police has been persistent in trying to get rid of me and keep me from returning to my job. The Hawks have been useful tools in that quest,” External link

enca Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is notable that matters that were reported by him against both Generals Ntlemeza and Phahlane, while I was on suspension, were never investigated by IPID. On my return I ordered that they be investigated. That is why there is this pushback,” External link

enca Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is, therefore, not surprising that a case was registered against us on the very same day,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : “Here’s the thing. I would like to challenge the complainant in this matter, General Prince Mokotedi that him and I do a polygraph live on TV at the same time. We will pay for it,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The timing of these charges is very critical and people should interrogate that,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : “The allegations made are based on a supposed set of information, hearsay of hearsay from a single source. The statement that has been made must be rejected completely that there is any illegal activity that Ipid investigators are involved in,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “even in instances where we thought his information was not correct, it was later found that he was correct” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “As a complainant, we will regularly meet with him. He will assist us with investigations, as is the duty of every citizen and every organ of state – to assist Ipid with its investigations. That’s a given that we will meet with complainants. SAPS and the DPCI do it also,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It’s a way to give back to the community,” External link

denverpost Monday, December 12, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We should be allowed to do our work properly and correctly... we should also investigate without fear, favour or prejudice," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:17:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We should be allowed to do our work properly and correctly... we should also investigate without fear, favour or prejudice," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 19, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We should be allowed to do our work properly and correctly... we should also investigate without fear, favour or prejudice," External link

allafrica Friday, November 18, 2016 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The issue is, did our democracy work? Where there have been failures in one arm of governance, another arm will assist,” “In our case, it was the courts, so the democracy works, and that’s why the different elements of democracy are in place, to ensure the checks and balances are kept and there isn’t abuse of power” External link

iol Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride pointed out : “And you’ll have a trickle- down effect of an improvement in ethics and integrity,” External link

iol Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I must go without fear, favour or prejudice to wherever the investigation takes me,” External link

iol Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The issue is, did our democracy work? Where there have been failures in one arm of governance, another arm will assist,” “In our case, it was the courts, so the democracy works, and that’s why the different elements of democracy are in place, to ensure the checks and balances are kept and there isn’t abuse of power” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride pointed out : “And you’ll have a trickle- down effect of an improvement in ethics and integrity,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I must go without fear, favour or prejudice to wherever the investigation takes me,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I’ll be taking advice on that but it’s not definite yet, but I will be taking advice yes,” External link

enca Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:03:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “For services that we haven’t procured we are not going to pay for it, those who procured it must deal with it,” External link

enca Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:03:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I’ll be taking advice on that but it’s not definite yet, but I will be taking advice yes,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “For services that we haven’t procured we are not going to pay for it, those who procured it must deal with it,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not only the crimes that were committed that they wanted to cover up, but the crimes that have still to be committed," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’m not interested in public displays of criticism, so I won’t answer that directly," "But what I am saying is that I take all of this — the abuse of power, regardless of where it is coming from — very seriously" External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride alleges : "His daughter had been appointed [to the force] without going for an interview. His daughter’s boyfriend, who was also a police officer, was involved in a house robbery in Polokwane, but Ntlemeza tried to have the charges dropped," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not only the crimes that were committed that they wanted to cover up, but the crimes that have still to be committed," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’m not interested in public displays of criticism, so I won’t answer that directly," "But what I am saying is that I take all of this — the abuse of power, regardless of where it is coming from — very seriously" External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride alleges : "His daughter had been appointed [to the force] without going for an interview. His daughter’s boyfriend, who was also a police officer, was involved in a house robbery in Polokwane, but Ntlemeza tried to have the charges dropped," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “We are turning into a mafia state,” External link

iol Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:07:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “We are turning into a mafia state,” External link

mg Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Any semblance of independence is absent at the moment” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "That principle has been established‚" External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “What normally happens in court cases is that the prosecution has to disclose to the defence all the evidence available to them, and that includes Section B. And in some instances they can provide Section C as well. We see no need for them to withhold those sections from us,” External link

iol Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “What normally happens in court cases is that the prosecution has to disclose to the defence all the evidence available to them, and that includes Section B. And in some instances they can provide Section C as well. We see no need for them to withhold those sections from us,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “That would normally create tensions between the two agencies and the Hawks now deliberately does that so that IPID is seen as a toothless watchdog. There is nothing in this case against us, we are being prosecuted for doing our job. This is absolute nonsense and they have not even shown us a single shred of evidence on this case,” External link

enca Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Sibiya contacted me in this regard, because he was under suspicion that a crime was about to be committed,” External link

mg Friday, March 20, 2015 9:27:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I am steadfast in my resolve to protect Ipid’s integrity and independence from political interference,” External link

iol Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I did so because I do not accept the minister’s commissioned investigation to be lawful” External link

iol Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "This is about a letter sent on Wednesday morning to my client to make submissions [by the end of the day] why he shouldn't be suspended," External link

thenewage Friday, March 13, 2015 1:10:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “This is about a letter sent on Wednesday morning to my client to make submissions [by the end of the day] why he shouldn't be suspended,” External link

iol Friday, March 13, 2015 12:48:00 PM EAT



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farmer0.25%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
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director11.72%EN05/23/201723/05/2017
executive director11.47%EN05/23/201723/05/2017
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Mahomed Navsa said ( about Robert McBride ) : “We have to decide what is truly before us …. We have to decide whether the matter should be struck for having no practical effect and whether Mr McBride has any further interest in this case – and if he does, if he should he be joined and entitled to make further representations,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

William Mokhari said ( about Robert McBride ) : “We wish to place on the record our displeasure to be informed [of McBride's request to be excused] late, when we had taken the time to prepare and, more so, that he was informed on the 10th and should have articulated these views much earlier,” External link

businessday Monday, July 27, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ayanda Dlodlo said ( about Robert McBride ) : "I worked with Robert therefore I know how conscientious and industrious a worker he is. I have no doubt this is the best appointment we made," External link

news24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Francois Beukman said ( about Robert McBride ) : “Mr McBride, in his court papers, acknowledged that he has no right or entitlement to renewal and that the authority to determine whether the contract should be renewed lies with the portfolio committee on police” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Kohler Barnard said ( about Robert McBride ) : “I see political pressure brought on to this committee. In the McBride letter, it claims Nkabinde withdrew his complaints, the reason on which the minister is basing his decision, and which is a decision he is not allowed to take. Those allegations should be removed from this entire exercise,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Kohler Barnard said ( about Robert McBride ) : “I see political pressure brought on to this committee. In the McBride letter, it claims Nkabinde withdrew his complaints, the reason on which the minister is basing his decision, and which is a decision he is not allowed to take. Those allegations should be removed from this entire exercise,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Robert McBride ) : “These allegations mean there is a cloud of uncertainty and impropriety around Mr McBride. That in turn, undermines Ipid as a whole and adversely affects its independence and effectiveness,” External link

businessday Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele alleged ( about Robert McBride ) : “This means that the complaint, at very least, makes out a prima facie case against Mr McBride,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele wrote ( about Robert McBride ) : “The allegations against Mr McBride are serious and cast significant doubt on his fitness and propriety to hold office as executive director” External link

mg Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Robert McBride ) : “Once those five years are up the director’s term terminates as a matter of law. Beyond year five, the Ipid director, as McBride rightly acknowledges, has ‘no right to have (his or her) appointment renewed’,” External link

iol Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Francois Beukman said ( about Robert McBride ) : “We have received the letters and had seen that he [McBride] had indicated that he may go to court but the speaker is best placed to respond,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Robert McBride ) : “I can’t help you, my chief. Ask McBride; state secrets are state secrets” External link

news24 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Oliver Schmitz said ( about Robert McBride ) : "I had researched a project about Robert McBride on death row in the late '80s. I visited him over 20 times and worked on that project about five years, so I had intimate knowledge of the institution. Ironically, although it is a museum now, it's hard to get in there and what I know of the place is based on my visits back then," External link

thetimes-za Friday, October 28, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Swart said ( about Robert McBride ) : “It is apparent that no institution is safe from political interference. This includes the National Prosecuting Authority, the SAPS and Hawks, Sars, and now even the Ipid (Independent Police Investigating Directorate), with its head, Robert McBride last week accusing the Minister of Police (Nathi Nhleko) of abusing his powers for ‘illegitimate political reasons’ in court papers. The conclusion is inescapable that if you try to touch the president or his allies, your neck will be on the block,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:09:00 PM EAT

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Robert McBride said : “The ultimate extension of that (apathy) in my mind is that we’re willing to accept certain losses,” “I just don’t think most parents I know would want to accept that” External link

theherald-news Thursday, May 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Gold Coast is in pretty bad shape to begin with, now this. I would rather have the roads been fixed first before doing some kind of a wild striping here,” External link

fox5sandiego Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The IRC [International Red Cross] is continuing this process that has been on for days now that is problematic to say the least,” External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, April 2, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride wrote : “This temporary restraining order will be appealed and may be stayed, meaning that the order could be placed on hold or dismissed while the appeal is decided,” “As a result, the legal effect of the temporary restraining order is uncertain over the next two weeks” External link

theherald-news Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride wrote ( about Court Judge ) : “We will be required to follow any new ruling from the appellate court and/or Illinois Supreme Court,” External link

theherald-news Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Teens and police rarely have an opportunity to get to know each other in thoughtful situations,” External link

theherald-news Monday, May 17, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "In fairness to the investigators and to O'Sullivan and Trent, there is an explanation which they give in their affidavits as to how they came to be together, in one car at that specific time. " External link

news24 Friday, August 21, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "The choice of the team was a concern for me," External link

news24 Friday, August 21, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The Mabula team then proceeded to counter the investigation of Ipid by approaching all the witnesses in the Ipid investigation to get them to change their initial version against Phahlane and the SAPS service providers and their involvement in the construction of Phahlane’s house and the cars,” External link

iol Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride asked : "Why would a minister of police hire a convicted criminal who is not South African and is still flashing his illegal documents?" External link

news24 Monday, July 27, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : "We can develop therapies in less time and for less money than traditional antibiotics because we are targeting orphan indications and we already know our therapy can work in humans," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We know the antibiotic resistant challenge is large now and is only going to get worse," "We have an elegant technological solution to this challenge and we know our treatment can work. We want to contribute to a future in which these infections do not kill more than 10 million people a year, a future we can get excited about" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “But if I respond as a human being and the fact that I caused the death of fellow South Africans, albeit in a conflict, albeit in an unequal and oppressive society, then I don’t feel proud that I have caused the death and injury to South Africans or other human beings,” “I don’t request understanding from anyone. I took decisions that I needed to take then, which thousands of other South Africans took. I was part of an organised resistance” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “We waited about two minutes so as not to attract attention,” “But my main interest was to get away from the car as soon as possible without attracting attention. When we got out, we walked slowly ... and then it struck me. We had made a mistake with the calculation. Because the thing had been set for 15 minutes but, because of the weather it might go off, maximum, in about 12 minutes, after which the police would seal off the town” External link

mg Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride told : “So I got out and walked straight to where Matthew was parked and I got into the car with Matthew and we came back,” External link

mg Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “In 2014 we conducted provincial visits. We identified shortcomings which were institutional and systemic … Because the problems were systemic we had to put a systems change or interventions in place” External link

citizen Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “In essence, the PP’s report is an erosion of Ipid’s independence and is likely to interrupt Ipid’s investigations into industrial-scale corruption and looting within the SA Police Service, as the PP report spuriously implicates most of Ipid’s executive members. It is clear that the intention is to disrupt the functioning of the Ipid,” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Commission ) : "The timing is also suspicious in that the release is on the eve of the widely anticipated testimony of senior IPID investigators at the Zondo Commission into State Capture, which evidence started today [Wednesday]," "IPID must defend its independence. IPID must also defend its employees against this fight back campaign. If not, IPID will become a tool in the hands of the corrupt and succumb to political pressure" External link

the-star Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Commission ) : "The timing is also suspicious in that the release is on the eve of the widely anticipated testimony of senior IPID investigators at the Zondo Commission into State Capture, which evidence started today [Wednesday]," "IPID must defend its independence. IPID must also defend its employees against this fight back campaign. If not, IPID will become a tool in the hands of the corrupt and succumb to political pressure" External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The threat of violence against journalists is a threat against our constitution and democracy, and that is a threat against every citizen” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride told : “To police, constitutional democracy is relatively new and SAPS is not accustomed to constitutionalism and the rule of law, but rather to feeding off corruption,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Dennis Hicks ) : "Dr. Greenan has the presence, integrity, demeanor, and vision to carry on the strong leadership already present at the East Campus under the leadership of Dennis Hicks," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Ipid investigated all cases and there was clear evidence of a corrupt relationship between Phahlane and service providers to the SAPS,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The key question is, why would a minister of police hire a convicted criminal, who is not a South African, who is still flashing his counterfeit documentation? There is no reasonable explanation,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The fact that there was additional evidence which was not factored in the first one and that the changes that were made to the report and not the evidence in the docket were lawful and were proper and were necessary also escapes all this range of lawyers in the process,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 15, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Fortunately a copy was kept of it and the case was resuscitated on my return,” External link

citizen Monday, April 15, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Key people are moved. There is no rational or reasonable explanation for why it was done,” External link

mg Monday, April 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It was not accurate and it was untrue,” External link

mg Monday, April 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “One of the first decisions taken by Mr Kgamanyane was to terminate Ipid’s brief to lawyers to challenge the minister constitutionally, so immediately that brief was withdrawn,” External link

citizen Monday, April 15, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Private legal companies, especially with a good reputation like Werksmans, should not easily take up cases that impinge on the independence of constitutionally created bodies. They must exercise more caution,” External link

mg Monday, April 15, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It would have been criminal not to include the extra evidence, which was material in this case,” “It is critically important to assess what has been leaked to you and don’t allow yourself to be part of an agenda,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I am all for media freedom and the right to publish, but I think even the right to expression and media freedom must go with some element of responsibility on the matter,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The Sunday Times, definitely, were both, if I can put it this way, the thrower of the javelin over the bar and they went to catch on the other side,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I know that media likes a scoop, and it’s good that we have a free media in this country, but you should have alarm bells ringing when you see independent anti-corruption institutions being wiped out,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “My view in this instance [is that] they got it wrong, they jumped to a conclusion and clearly to me it was a hurried report,” External link

citizen Friday, April 12, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told ( about Innocent Khuba ) : “The minister's office appointed the Werksmans company. At the stage when Werksmans tried to contact Ipid, they attempted to circumvent myself at that stage as the executive director. On two occasions they sent an e-mail with a wrong e-mail address for me, while Sesoko and Khuba's e-mail addresses were correct. My view was that was an attempt to circumvent me,” External link

businessday Friday, April 12, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride replied : “I have no knowledge of a prosecution” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 12, 2019 5:38:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Innocent Khuba ) : “Khuba said to me, ’boss, let me be open with you from the beginning. I was concerned and scared about this case from the day it was given to me’” External link

businessday Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Innocent Khuba ) : “In the initial weeks I didn’t know there existed a report … from the report given to me by Khuba, there was a clear understanding who the suspects were and the roles they played. I asked who was involved, at what stage and what crime was committed at the various stages … It indicated a conspiracy from start to finish,” “I was under the impression that the investigation’s integrity had been compromised” External link

businessday Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : “There was, from the onset, no case, no evidence,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride concluded ( about Inspector General ) : “On 15 December 2017, IPID contacted the National Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole… Following IPID’s recommendation, General Sitole stopped the processing of payment to I-View” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 8, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “These complaints are discredited and malicious, and an objective person should have the insight to sift fact from fiction and malice,” External link

businessday Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said ( about Lieutenant General ) : “It is a decision that must be taken by the National Assembly’s committee on police, being the parliamentary committee responsible for appointing the executive director and for oversight of Ipid,” “It is also important to appreciate that many of the cases Ipid investigates are highly politically sensitive. They include cases of alleged corruption at the highest levels of the SAPS, such as the investigations (into) alleged corruption against former acting national commissioner of police Lieutenant-General (Khomotso) Phahlane” External link

iol Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride states : “This is an urgent application to set aside an unlawful decision taken by Minister of Police on 16 January 2019 not to renew my appointment as the Executive Director of IPID,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride says : “The Portfolio Committee’s consideration of the renewal of an appointment of the executive director is especially important, I submit, because the five-year duration of the executive directors’ term is relatively short…Continuity in the leadership in the directorate may be required at the time, depending on whether there are any politically sensitive investigations,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride says : “I called upon the Minister to withdraw his decision and refer the matter to the Portfolio Committee and in any event, requesting reasons from the Minister for his decision. I also addressed a letter to the Portfolio Committee on 22 January 2019,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride adding : “decided not to renew or extend your employment contract as executive director of Ipid” External link

iol Friday, January 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride adding : “decided not to renew or extend your employment contract as executive director of IPID” External link

citizen Friday, January 25, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride responded : “By unilaterally determining whether my tenure as executive director of Ipid should be renewed or extended, and terminating my holding of the office, you have acted unlawfully and in violation of the constitutionally-entrenched independence of the Ipid” External link

citizen Friday, January 25, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride adding : “decided not to renew or extend your employment contract as executive director of IPID” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I am honored to be chosen for this position,” “I am looking forward to collaboratively working with students, staff and parents to continue moving our district in a positive direction” External link

theherald-news Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride wrote : “I hope that my leadership and engagement in our school’s life has demonstrated my love for our community and commitment to Wildcat Pride. It will be difficult to leave,” “I have had the opportunity to see our school grow, achieve amazing accomplishments, and watch our graduates move on to professional lives and adulthood. Your support and engagement in our school’s academics, activities and athletics has been so valuable, welcomed and instrumental in making the Neuqua Valley community what it is” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “by unilaterally determining whether my tenure as the Executive Director of IPID should be renewed or extended and terminating my holding of the office you have acted unlawfully and in violation of the constitutionally-entrenched independence of IPID” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Neither the normal nor the emergency tender procurement procedures were followed during this procurement and there was no application made for the departure from prescribed procedures by SAPS or crime intelligence management,” External link

news24 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “They have willfully obstructed Ipid in its investigation of I-View, with complete disregard of their duties to assist Ipid and co-operate in its investigation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Unfortunately for General Phahlane we have recordings of all interactions and at no time time (did) O’Sullivan or Trent present themselves as IPID investigators,” External link

enca Friday, February 17, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Phahlane has also phoned some of the witnesses,” External link

enca Friday, February 17, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "And unfortunately for Phahlane‚ we have transcripts and recordings of every interview done and at no point did he (O'Sullivan) identify as being with IPID or as a police officer‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is no secret that the minister of police has been persistent in trying to get rid of me and keep me from returning to my job. The Hawks have been useful tools in that quest,” External link

mg Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:10:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Here’s the thing. I would like to challenge the complainant in this matter, General Prince Mokotedi that him and I do a polygraph live on TV at the same time. We will pay for it,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The allegations made are based on a supposed set of information, hearsay of hearsay from a single source. The statement that has been made must be rejected completely that there is any illegal activity that Ipid investigators are involved in,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is, therefore, not surprising that a case was registered against us on the very same day,” External link

enca Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is no secret that the Minister of Police has been persistent in trying to get rid of me and keep me from returning to my job. The Hawks have been useful tools in that quest,” External link

enca Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is notable that matters that were reported by him against both Generals Ntlemeza and Phahlane, while I was on suspension, were never investigated by IPID. On my return I ordered that they be investigated. That is why there is this pushback,” External link

enca Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It is, therefore, not surprising that a case was registered against us on the very same day,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : “Here’s the thing. I would like to challenge the complainant in this matter, General Prince Mokotedi that him and I do a polygraph live on TV at the same time. We will pay for it,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The timing of these charges is very critical and people should interrogate that,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride told : “The allegations made are based on a supposed set of information, hearsay of hearsay from a single source. The statement that has been made must be rejected completely that there is any illegal activity that Ipid investigators are involved in,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “even in instances where we thought his information was not correct, it was later found that he was correct” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “As a complainant, we will regularly meet with him. He will assist us with investigations, as is the duty of every citizen and every organ of state – to assist Ipid with its investigations. That’s a given that we will meet with complainants. SAPS and the DPCI do it also,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “It’s a way to give back to the community,” External link

denverpost Monday, December 12, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We should be allowed to do our work properly and correctly... we should also investigate without fear, favour or prejudice," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:17:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We should be allowed to do our work properly and correctly... we should also investigate without fear, favour or prejudice," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 19, 2016 5:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "We should be allowed to do our work properly and correctly... we should also investigate without fear, favour or prejudice," External link

allafrica Friday, November 18, 2016 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The issue is, did our democracy work? Where there have been failures in one arm of governance, another arm will assist,” “In our case, it was the courts, so the democracy works, and that’s why the different elements of democracy are in place, to ensure the checks and balances are kept and there isn’t abuse of power” External link

iol Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride pointed out : “And you’ll have a trickle- down effect of an improvement in ethics and integrity,” External link

iol Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I must go without fear, favour or prejudice to wherever the investigation takes me,” External link

iol Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “The issue is, did our democracy work? Where there have been failures in one arm of governance, another arm will assist,” “In our case, it was the courts, so the democracy works, and that’s why the different elements of democracy are in place, to ensure the checks and balances are kept and there isn’t abuse of power” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride pointed out : “And you’ll have a trickle- down effect of an improvement in ethics and integrity,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I must go without fear, favour or prejudice to wherever the investigation takes me,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I’ll be taking advice on that but it’s not definite yet, but I will be taking advice yes,” External link

enca Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:03:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “For services that we haven’t procured we are not going to pay for it, those who procured it must deal with it,” External link

enca Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:03:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I’ll be taking advice on that but it’s not definite yet, but I will be taking advice yes,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “For services that we haven’t procured we are not going to pay for it, those who procured it must deal with it,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not only the crimes that were committed that they wanted to cover up, but the crimes that have still to be committed," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’m not interested in public displays of criticism, so I won’t answer that directly," "But what I am saying is that I take all of this — the abuse of power, regardless of where it is coming from — very seriously" External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride alleges : "His daughter had been appointed [to the force] without going for an interview. His daughter’s boyfriend, who was also a police officer, was involved in a house robbery in Polokwane, but Ntlemeza tried to have the charges dropped," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not only the crimes that were committed that they wanted to cover up, but the crimes that have still to be committed," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride says : "I’m not interested in public displays of criticism, so I won’t answer that directly," "But what I am saying is that I take all of this — the abuse of power, regardless of where it is coming from — very seriously" External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride alleges : "His daughter had been appointed [to the force] without going for an interview. His daughter’s boyfriend, who was also a police officer, was involved in a house robbery in Polokwane, but Ntlemeza tried to have the charges dropped," External link

bdlive Monday, October 3, 2016 7:36:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “We are turning into a mafia state,” External link

iol Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:07:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “We are turning into a mafia state,” External link

mg Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Any semblance of independence is absent at the moment” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : "That principle has been established‚" External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:48:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “What normally happens in court cases is that the prosecution has to disclose to the defence all the evidence available to them, and that includes Section B. And in some instances they can provide Section C as well. We see no need for them to withhold those sections from us,” External link

iol Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “What normally happens in court cases is that the prosecution has to disclose to the defence all the evidence available to them, and that includes Section B. And in some instances they can provide Section C as well. We see no need for them to withhold those sections from us,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “That would normally create tensions between the two agencies and the Hawks now deliberately does that so that IPID is seen as a toothless watchdog. There is nothing in this case against us, we are being prosecuted for doing our job. This is absolute nonsense and they have not even shown us a single shred of evidence on this case,” External link

enca Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “Sibiya contacted me in this regard, because he was under suspicion that a crime was about to be committed,” External link

mg Friday, March 20, 2015 9:27:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I am steadfast in my resolve to protect Ipid’s integrity and independence from political interference,” External link

iol Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : “I did so because I do not accept the minister’s commissioned investigation to be lawful” External link

iol Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Robert McBride said : "This is about a letter sent on Wednesday morning to my client to make submissions [by the end of the day] why he shouldn't be suspended," External link

thenewage Friday, March 13, 2015 1:10:00 PM EAT

Robert McBride said : “This is about a letter sent on Wednesday morning to my client to make submissions [by the end of the day] why he shouldn't be suspended,” External link

iol Friday, March 13, 2015 12:48:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
head44.64%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
farmer0.25%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
chief2.00%EN06/05/201705/06/2017
director11.72%EN05/23/201723/05/2017
executive director11.47%EN05/23/201723/05/2017
boss10.97%EN05/22/201722/05/2017
private investigator0.25%EN12/14/201614/12/2016
president0.25%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
executive0.25%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
director of ipid0.75%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
police chief16.71%EN03/01/201401/03/2014
metro police chief0.75%EN11/17/201317/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Robert McBrideEN80.87%
Robert McBrideFR8.52%
Robert McbrideEN6.03%
Robert McbrideFR4.57%


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Mahomed Navsa said ( about Robert McBride ) : “We have to decide what is truly before us …. We have to decide whether the matter should be struck for having no practical effect and whether Mr McBride has any further interest in this case – and if he does, if he should he be joined and entitled to make further representations,” External link

citizen Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

William Mokhari said ( about Robert McBride ) : “We wish to place on the record our displeasure to be informed [of McBride's request to be excused] late, when we had taken the time to prepare and, more so, that he was informed on the 10th and should have articulated these views much earlier,” External link

businessday Monday, July 27, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ayanda Dlodlo said ( about Robert McBride ) : "I worked with Robert therefore I know how conscientious and industrious a worker he is. I have no doubt this is the best appointment we made," External link

news24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Francois Beukman said ( about Robert McBride ) : “Mr McBride, in his court papers, acknowledged that he has no right or entitlement to renewal and that the authority to determine whether the contract should be renewed lies with the portfolio committee on police” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Kohler Barnard said ( about Robert McBride ) : “I see political pressure brought on to this committee. In the McBride letter, it claims Nkabinde withdrew his complaints, the reason on which the minister is basing his decision, and which is a decision he is not allowed to take. Those allegations should be removed from this entire exercise,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Kohler Barnard said ( about Robert McBride ) : “I see political pressure brought on to this committee. In the McBride letter, it claims Nkabinde withdrew his complaints, the reason on which the minister is basing his decision, and which is a decision he is not allowed to take. Those allegations should be removed from this entire exercise,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Robert McBride ) : “These allegations mean there is a cloud of uncertainty and impropriety around Mr McBride. That in turn, undermines Ipid as a whole and adversely affects its independence and effectiveness,” External link

businessday Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele alleged ( about Robert McBride ) : “This means that the complaint, at very least, makes out a prima facie case against Mr McBride,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele wrote ( about Robert McBride ) : “The allegations against Mr McBride are serious and cast significant doubt on his fitness and propriety to hold office as executive director” External link

mg Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Robert McBride ) : “Once those five years are up the director’s term terminates as a matter of law. Beyond year five, the Ipid director, as McBride rightly acknowledges, has ‘no right to have (his or her) appointment renewed’,” External link

iol Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Francois Beukman said ( about Robert McBride ) : “We have received the letters and had seen that he [McBride] had indicated that he may go to court but the speaker is best placed to respond,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Robert McBride ) : “I can’t help you, my chief. Ask McBride; state secrets are state secrets” External link

news24 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Oliver Schmitz said ( about Robert McBride ) : "I had researched a project about Robert McBride on death row in the late '80s. I visited him over 20 times and worked on that project about five years, so I had intimate knowledge of the institution. Ironically, although it is a museum now, it's hard to get in there and what I know of the place is based on my visits back then," External link

thetimes-za Friday, October 28, 2016 5:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Swart said ( about Robert McBride ) : “It is apparent that no institution is safe from political interference. This includes the National Prosecuting Authority, the SAPS and Hawks, Sars, and now even the Ipid (Independent Police Investigating Directorate), with its head, Robert McBride last week accusing the Minister of Police (Nathi Nhleko) of abusing his powers for ‘illegitimate political reasons’ in court papers. The conclusion is inescapable that if you try to touch the president or his allies, your neck will be on the block,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:09:00 PM EAT