Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has broken the silence on the suspension of the province's Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz. Courtesy #DStv403
CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has broken his silence on the suspension of Albert Fritz.
He has remained mum since Sunday's surprise announcement about the Community Safety MEC.
Winde says the allegations surfaced in November.
He has since received accounts and affidavits from the complainants.
The Premier said he took the action after getting legal advice.
Four other senior officials have also been suspended for their involvement in the alleged sex scandal.
He said, "initial allegations relating to this matter were brought to me by a third party informally in November. I immediately requested affidavits from the people involved so I can take action."
"No pressure was placed on them noting the nature of their complaints. Eleven days ago the first group met with me then the others also followed when they were ready."