Former Ipid head Robert McBride made allegations against State capture commission chair Raymond Zondo’s brother, advocate Mxolisi Zondo, leading to a conflict of interest within the hearing.
According to the evidence presented by McBride, Mxolisi’s actions resulted in an unlawful dismissal of an Ipid employee, investigator Matthew Sesoko. The advocate was chairing a disciplinary hearing related to the illegal detention of Zimbabwean nationals in 2010, after which Sesoko was fired together with another police official.
However, Evidence leader Advocate Paul Pretorius stated the revealed information was relatively insignificant and was a subject to investigate.
“The nature of the evidence to be given by Mr McBride is an opinion. Those facts can be tested and conclusions can be drawn. The second is that the proportion of that evidence to the evidence of Mr McBride as a whole is miniscule, it’s not something that is essential to the points the Mr McBride wishes to make before you,” Pretorius said.
McBride will expectedly continue testifying at the State capture inquiry on Friday, shedding light on efforts to capture Ipid while he was suspended for more than a year.