No official communication on Fransman - ANC Western Cape

2016-01-28 19:41
Marius Fransman.

Marius Fransman.

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Johannesburg - The ANC in the Western Cape says it has not received any official communication regarding the directive from national officials that chairperson Marius Fransman step down.

"From our side we haven't received anything official," provincial spokesperson Yonela Diko said.

"We [are] only meeting the NWC [national working committee] on Monday then we will communicate officially what's the way forward."

The ANC at national level confirmed on Thursday that it has told Fransman to step down pending an investigation into allegations of sexual assault levelled against him.

"The NWC directed that the chairperson step down and allow the criminal investigation and police to finalise their investigation and the [ANC] integrity commission to present its final report," spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said Fransman had no choice but to step down.

"Directives are not accepted. When the organisation decides, you take the directive," he said.

A woman accused Fransman of sexual harassment while they travelled to the North West for the ANC's birthday rally in Rustenburg earlier this month.

He has denied the claims.

The NWC has also given Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs 48 hours to give reasons why he should not be suspended.

This comes two days after the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeals set aside his suspension.

Jacobs was placed on precautionary suspension in December after he was accused of assaulting a staff member.

He went back to work on Tuesday after the suspension was set aside on Monday.

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