McBride ordered to behave

Ekurhuleni Metro police chief, Robert McBride, has been ordered not to intimidate, harass or threaten three Metro policemen.

Ekurhuleni Metro police chief, Robert McBride, has been ordered not to intimidate, harass or threaten three Metro policemen.

The Johannesburg high court made the interim order yesterday. It also prohibits McBride and five other Metro police officers from acting "in any manner which violates the peace or bodily integrity" of the three men.

They brought an application for a restraining order against McBride and 13 other Metro police - claiming they had been threatened, harassed and intimidated since making a report on a car crash involving McBride.

The order handed down by Justice Moroa Tsoka gave counsel for McBride and the other respondents until July 24 to deliver answering affidavits.

It gave counsel for the three Metro policemen until July 31 to deliver replying affidavits.

Costs were reserved.

The order was against McBride and Metro police officers - Ash Budoo, Trish Armstrong, Hennie Erasmus, Roelof Schoeman, and Jacque van Wyk. - Sapa

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