Two of the four senior officials believed to be involved in former MEC Albert Fritz’s sexual misconduct saga, have been suspended.

That’s according to Western Cape Acting Community Safety MEC Anroux Marais.

The four who were in Fritz’s office, were placed on precautionary suspension by the Head of Department, in January.

This is few days after Premier Alan Winde suspended Fritz.

Earlier in March, Winde fired Fritz, after the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were found to be sufficient and credible.

It’s alleged that the four officials were involved in grooming of young women employed in the Ministry.

Marais’s spokesperson Stacy McLean says the two are facing disciplinary hearing.

“The investigation conducted by the Department of the Premier, Directorate: Employee Relations is finalised against two of the officials and approval was granted to formally charge them and notices to attend a disciplinary hearing were served on them.  The other two employees remain suspended pending further investigation.  The employees were suspended in terms of paragraph 7.2 of the disciplinary code and procedure, which deals with allegations of serious misconduct.  The Employee Relations Directorate will endeavour to finalise the investigation and the disciplinary proceedings as soon as possible”.

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