Winde dismisses claims that Fritz’s dismissal was politically motivated

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Tensions between Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and axed Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz continues.

The Premier shot down claims that the release of the findings of an independent investigations into allegations of sexual harassment against Fritz was politically motivated. Appearing before the Standing Committee on Community Safety in the province, Winde says him axing Fritz was nothing to do with politics but about justice and that gender-based violence be dealt with decisively.

“”I was angry. I was disappointed. I worked with him, and this is difficult stuff. There is no party political interference in this. I take my job very seriously. I was on an emotional rollercoaster,” said Winde.

The allegations against Fritz range from sexual comments, inappropriate touching, attempts to kiss and kissing without consent and sexual intercourse.

Radio 786 has reached out to Albert Fritz to get his response to his dismissal. He informed Radio 786 that he will be taking the report on review and is unable to comment further.

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