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ANC Youth League supports Robert Mcbride recommendation

15 November 2013

The ANC Youth League supports the recommended name of Robert McBride to be the Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). We are having total faith in his capabilities to marshal the team that exercises oversight over the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Municipal Police Services (MPS).

Robert McBride is a seasoned South African patriot, who fought against the demon of racism and white supremacy. We know him as young lion, who sacrificed his youth and joined Mkhonto WeSizwe to fight for the liberation of South Africa. His contribution is well known and those who were adversely affected by it were apologised-to through the TRC processes.

It is within this background that we are perplexed by the noises that emanate from certain section of society who are objecting to his recommendation to be appointed to head IPID. People who are opposed to the recommendation on the basis his military activities against apartheid, are similar to those who opposed Mandela`s election to be President of the Republic on the basis that he was a terrorist.

Cde Robert McBride has thereafter distinguished himself as a man who upholds law and order; as he led the Ekurhuleni Metro Police with distinction.

We call on our Parliamentarians to support the recommendation by the Minister of Police, so that we clean the South African Police Service of wrong elements.

Issued by

African National Congress Youth League - KZN

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