The office of the Western Cape Police Ombudsman says it’s received Premier Alan Winde’s request asking it to probe alleged links between gangsters and the police.

Winde approached the ombud, Oswald Reddy, following a judgement handed down in the Western Cape High Court earlier in October.

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

His evidence revealed that gangs haven’t only captured low-ranking cops, but senior officers as well.

Reddy is tasked to determine if there’s sufficient evidence to warrant the establishment of a commission of inquiry to look into these allegations.

The police ombud’s spokesperson Deidre Forster says they’re still evaluating the request.

“At this stage, we can confirm that we have received a complaint from Premier Winde and our office is in a process of reviewing it. We will obviously keep the Premier informed as our process unfolds”.