Robert Mcbride: Murderous villain or fearless anti-corruption crusader?

Just when everybody thought that Robert McBride was down and out, like a cat with nine lives, he has landed on his feet. McBride’s latest appointment by President Cyril Ramaphosa, as director of the foreign branch of the State Security Agency, has seen him elevated to take charge of sensitive state security matters at international level. McBride’s appointment is seen as part of Ramaphosa’s plans to clean the state security system, which had become embroiled in several controversies under former President Jacob Zuma. The appointment could also be interpreted as thumbing his nose at Zuma, whose police Minister Nathi Nhleko…

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