Johannesburg - Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) has blamed the African National Congress for threats by the South African Police Service members to go on strike.
In a statement on Thursday, Winde said he is was "deeply concerned about reports of an imminent go-slow strike by police officers in the province, allegedly due to dissatisfaction about promotions in the service.
“These reports are deeply troubling. A strike will cripple policing in the Western Cape, given that it’s already under immense pressure as a result of being under-resourced by 4 500 officers, and infighting amongst its top echelons.
He called on national police minister, Bheki Cele, to immediately intervene to prevent the strike from going ahead.
"I will also be asking for an update on the investigation I have called for regarding whether officers are being promoted due to their political affiliations," said Winde.