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Suspended Metro police chief Robert McBride's lawyer yesterday confirmed he is the prosecutor in disciplinary charges against three of McBride's colleagues and accusers.
The lawyer, Roshan Dehal, denied that there was a conflict of interest in his role as prosecutor in the disciplinary hearing.
"Where's the conflict? I am acting against [Stanley] Sagathevan, [Patrick] Johnson and [Itumeleng] Koko," Dehal said.
He said the disciplinary hearing, which began on Monday, was adjourned until the first week of next month.
Dehal said his client in the hearing was the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.
The three Metro cops reportedly received immunity from prosecution relating to their alleged involvement in cash-in-transit robberies, in exchange for testimony against McBride.
This testimony would reportedly relate to a drunken-driving case against McBride.
Dehal will also be representing McBride on criminal charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol, defeating the course of justice and fraud in November. - Sapa