ANC MPs have thrown their weight behind police minister Bheki Cele, in his bitter battle not to renew the contract of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) boss Robert McBride. Taking a firm political stance‚ one ANC MP even went as far as to call for the party to take disciplinary steps against McBride for challenging Cele. “The leader of Ipid will need to be disciplined by the party that he belongs to‚ whether it is ANC or DA or whatever. He must be disciplined for what he has caused us to be doing. We are drinking juices and so on‚ wasting time‚” fumed ANC MP Livhuhani Mabija on Monday. “He knows ... The mere fact that he started running around saying‚ 'hey this-and-this‚ my contract must be renewed'‚ he knows he is not fit to go on in that position. Therefore he needs to be disciplined‚ wherever he belongs‚ because this is fruitless expenditure of parliament. [We are] busy dealing with things he has caused‚” she added. Parliament's police portfolio committee‚ to wh...

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