Fransman dares unhappy Cabinet ministers to resign

2017-03-31 20:21
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Cape Town - Suspended ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman on Friday celebrated the news of the Cabinet reshuffle and dared those who were unhappy to resign.

In a Facebook post, he welcomed the new Cabinet members and said they should make sure they represent society properly.

He also praised the "youthful and gender-sensitive" appointments, which made the future "hopeful and exciting".

"To those that cried foul over months and that indicated they will resign should the President implement his prerogative- we have heard last few weeks how some in cabinet said such - so come now - SHOW SA that you are true to your word- RESIGN!"

Fransman questioned where the funding for a picket against the reshuffle came from, and wondered about the reasons behind people not joining demonstrations against farm evictions or white ownership of land and property.

He used the opportunity to comment on remarks made by ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe earlier on Friday, in which he shared that he was uncomfortable at being informed, not consulted, on the list of ministers to be shuffled.

Swipe at Mthembu

"It's rather unfortunate that the SG Mantashe decided to go out of the top six meeting and try and create further divergence," said Fransman.

His feud with Mantashe stems from their very public spat during Fransman's own sexual harassment case, which eventually saw him suspended by the party last year, pending an appeal.

He also took a swipe at ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu.

Mthembu had taken to social media to offer support to axed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. 

He said the only crime the two had committed was being incorruptible.

"There are those that behind the scene wants [sic] to plot to remove president at the sudden call for motion of no confidence as called by the DA," said Fransman.

He demanded that Mthembu share the "move" he planned to pull.

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