Former head of the Unbiased Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), Robert McBride informed the Zondo Fee that former police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should clarify his appointment of a convicted prison as his chief of workers.
“Why would a minister of police rent a convicted prison who will not be South African and remains to be flashing his unlawful paperwork?
“There is no such thing as a affordable rationalization as to why the minister would insist on using this explicit particular person there,” McBride informed the Fee of Inquiry into State Seize on Tuesday.
The previous IPID head was referring to a Leon Mbangwa whose actual identify is Lionel Moyo.
The person in query is allegedly a Zimbabwean citizen who was arrested for a false identification doc in 2000.
Mbangwa was discovered responsible of fraud and jailed for 4 years on December 13, 2002, police spokesperson Sergeant Ann Poortman confirmed to Information24 in an earlier report.
McBride later discovered that Mbangwa didn’t have the safety clearance to be employed in a political submit.
Nhleko on the time requested clearance for Mbangwa by way of IPID, as an alternative of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
“The state safety company wrote a report back to IPID and indicated that he has a conviction and it pertains to dishonesty and he has monetary issues. They didn’t decide up that he was a Zimbabwean and that he had not been naturalised.
“It’s an intelligence failure and a safety danger. How does an appearing police commissioner really feel secure to ship paperwork when the chief of workers offers with it?” McBride mentioned.
Mbangwa additionally just lately appeared in courtroom on March 31 for having false documentation and , McBride added.
“The [former] minister should clarify this. He has by no means sought to clarify it,” the previous IPID boss concluded.
McBride has accomplished his proof to the Zondo Fee.
The inquiry continues on Wednesday with the testimony of former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head, Johan Booysen.