He said he resigned as a member of the legislature at the weekend to take up his new post, which he started on July 1, but he remained a member of the DA. He said as a trained police officer he could no longer sit idle while crime was getting out of control.
Max said the DA leadership saw no need to deploy him as part of any provincial crime-busting unit after he requested to be part of such an initiative. He said he approached the DA leadership and offered his skills, but this was declined by the party’s leadership.
“This not only frustrated, but angered me,” said Max.
Max said he met Cele once and when he outlined his plans to fight crime, Cele asked him to come on board for a year. “The time for talking is over, action against crime is demanded. I believe our fight against crime crosses all divides, especially political divides,” said Max. His focus would be to rally gang-infested communities, and in rural areas to stop children and women abuse.