In his book The President's Keepers, Jacques Pauw wrote the following about Robert McBride:
"Robert McBride a man so despised by white South Africans that bile and outrage bubble to the surface at the mention of his name. In their eyes he killed innocent woman (because they were white), smuggled guns and deviously avoided a charge of drunk driving.
In June 1986, as a MK guerilla and acting on orders, McBride bombed 2 bars on Durban's beachfront killing three white women and injuring 69 people. McBride spent five years on death row until he was pardoned and released."
For me he is foe and rightfully he is despised. But most importantly McBride stood out as the best example of the pathetic manner in which Mandela and the rest of the ANC showed white South Africans the middle finger on reconciliation and nation building when he was appointed as Chief of the Metro Police of Ekurhuleni. And it also showed that Mandela and his ANC did not know anything about about running a country because, how the hell can you appoint a convicted murderer as Police Chief? But then, you cannot blame them because at the end of the day they are just a bunch of thieving terrorists who in 23 years time ran this country into the junk yard.