14 September 1998
Former Umkhonto We Sizwe member and Senior Foreign Affairs Ministry official, Robert McBride, who had been held in Mozambique for six months on charges of gun-running and espionage, was conditionally released from prison. In the meantime investigation by the Mozambican authorities and their South African counterparts continued. McBride was due to return to Mozambique for an appeal hearing in December. Upon his release, he claimed that he had been arrested while working as an operative for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). This claim was later denied by the Deputy Minister Intelligence, Joe Nhlanhla. Click here to read McBride's book published by SAHO.