The fact that the criminal and murderer, Robert McBride, is still not behind bars yet is definite proof that there is something seriously wrong with South Africa’s justice system.
On 8 April 2011, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court convicted McBride for drunken driving and defeating the ends of justice. His bail was extended, pending his sentencing on 15 July 2011. However, his sentencing only took place much later, in September 2011. He was then sentenced to two years imprisonment for driving under the influence of alcohol and an effective three years imprisonment for attempting to obstruct the course of justice. The later charge relates to McBride’s attempt at submitting a fraudulent medical certificate to the court.
McBride gets five years in jail
The vain-glorious lout then appealed his sentence and his bail of R1 000 was extended… That was almost 18 MONTHS ago!
Now suddenly, when his appeal case is FINALLY reaching conclusion after all these months, he claims that he was victimised by the Organised Crime Unit of the SA Police for apparently making allegations against them.
Well, the man has certainly got his timing right as far as juicy media-stories are concerned, and particularly in view of the high number of reputation-destroying incidents the police have been involved in lately!
Robert Mcbride claims victimisation
In his appeal case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday, 7 March 2013, McBride claimed that the three former colleagues who testified that he had been drunk on the eve of 21 December 2006, when he smashed his official car after attending a Christmas party, had all been coerced and intimidated by the police into making incriminating statements or changing statements which infringed his right to a fair trial.
The three men initially made statements supporting McBride's version that he had not been drunk and did not leave the scene of the accident to evade justice. All three witnesses later changed their minds, and alleged that McBride had been heavily under the influence of alcohol and that he systematically started covering-up the incident with their assistance.
Two of the witnesses, Johnston and Segathevan, later obtained a court interdict to protect them from McBride and the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, as they claimed McBride had made death threats against them. In an official report, related to a separate incident, a senior SA Police officer claimed that McBride swore at police officers and threatened to have them shot. See news report: 'Who the f*** are you?'
See also Wikipedia for other pertinent details about this criminal.
Why did McBride bomb Magoo's?
The Murderer and Criminal - Robert McBride