An urgent meeting will be called as soon as Western Cape Premier Alan Winde receives the report on an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct that Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz is facing. That’s according to the chair of the Western Cape Legislature’s Standing Committee on Community Safety, Reagan Allen.
Allen says opposition parties have called for a speedy investigation into the allegations. It is now over a month since the allegations came to light. Allen says the provincial government has referred the matter to an independent investigator and is awaiting the report.
“Once the facts have been established through the independent investigation which was urgently launched by the premier, then the premier will account for his decision regarding MEC Fritz. However, without the facts, a briefing by the premier may lead to wild speculation which could cause more harm and trauma to those involved. The wellbeing, dignity and safety of our whistle-blowers are of utmost concern and avoiding secondary victimisation must remain the top priority for all involved,” says Allen.
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