The suspension comes after Winde reportedly received “serious allegations” pertaining to Fritz over the past week, reports IOL.
In a statement released on Sunday, Winde stated that he had summoned Fritz in order to inform him of these allegations.
“I have summoned the [MEC] and informed him of these allegations, as well as my decision to suspend him with immediate effect, which he has accepted,” Winde said.
“I have initiated a full investigation which must proceed on an unhindered basis. [MEC] Fritz has offered his full co-operation in this investigation.”
Winde further stated that an update would be provided in due course. The exact reasons for Fritz’s suspension are not known, with GOOD’s Brett Herron asking for clarification around the matter, as per News24.
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