Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, is trying to establish a way forward  after receiving the Police Ombud’s report into alleged SAPS and gang collusion.

Winde has had the report since 18 November 2022, about a month after the Western Cape High Court’s judgement noting evidence of gang infiltration into provincial police management.

Judge Daniel Thulare suggested that the 28s gang has access to the police’s sensitive operations and reports.

The Premier says he’s been in discussions with Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, and other stakeholders – and that those continue.

Winde says this is just a small part of a much bigger case.

“We also have to establish how entrenched if this is the case, and it’s across our police system. We have other evidence, but we need to correlate all of that evidence together so that the Cabinet of the Western Cape, would be able to make decisions on how to deal with this going forward. We have to make sure that we build a safer society and we have to make sure that should these links be there, they get dealt with decisively”.