The Cape Flats Safety Forum is calling on Western Cape Premier Alan Winde to release the report on alleged links between police and gangs.

In October 2022, Judge Daniel Thulare suggested in one of his rulings that the 28’s gang has advanced knowledge of the provincial police’s sensitive operations and access to its internal reports.

Winde then approached the province’s police ombudsman to investigate the allegations.

In mid-November – which is six months ago – he received the outcome, which is believed to contain proof that substantiates the claims.

But in February 2023, Winde said that, due to the sensitive nature of the report, he will appoint a panel of eminent people to make specific recommendations on how to deal with the report.

The Premier’s office hasn’t commented on the matter since then.

The Cape Flats Safety Forum’s Abie Isaacs says people need to see the ombudsman’s findings.

“We do acknowledge the sensitivity of the report and the public has to know whatever the outcome is. You don’t have to mention Koos or Piet were implicated. You appointed an independent person, now we are waiting on the independent person to verify what Judge Thulare said. That’s all that we need”.