Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, says he estimates that the external independent investigation, into allegations of misconduct against suspended Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be completed in the next 14 days.
Winde has not divulged details regarding the extent and veracity of the allegations that Fritz is facing yet. He says he will release more information once the investigation is finalised.
Video: Alan Winde on allegations levelled against suspended provincial Minister Albert Fritz
He says he met with Advocate Jennifer Williams, who is conducting the investigation on Thursday.
Winde says he handed over information relating to the allegations to Williams during the meeting. He says they expect the investigation to be concluded in the next two weeks.
Suspended Community Safety Minister, Albert Fritz to face charges for alleged misconduct:
Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has called on Winde to provide reasons for suspending Fritz.
Leader of the opposition in the legislature, Cameron Dugmore says, “Were these reasons about personal conduct? Were they about issues connected to his role as the MEC? The public has the right to know and we as the ANC in the Western Cape Legislature are insisting that the Premier come clean with the legislature and the Western Cape community as a whole and give us the reasons for this sudden suspension. We want to know and the public deserves to know.”
Below is the ANC statement reacting to Fritz’s suspension: