ANC members vie for Western Cape's top spot

2015-02-03 19:52
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Cape Town – The battle has begun for control of the ANC in Western Cape as the ruling party prepares for their regional and provincial conferences, according to reports.

The Cape Argus reported that ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said the conference periods were associated with a “crazy, naughty and silly season” in all parties.

He said a lot of “faceless sources” will try to either attack, oppose or support a preferred candidate.

The daily newspaper said in recent years conferences have been marred by infighting and factional feuds.

ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman in recent weeks faced allegations of fraternises with dubious businessmen and buying votes for cash from minstrel troupes, the Daily Maverick reported.

According to Sunday Times it emerged that Fransman tried to buy support for the ANC by promising huge amounts of cash to coloured voters to win the DA-controlled province from the party.

However, the attempt reportedly backfired as the intended beneficiaries, the Cape minstrel troupes, wanted Fransman to now make good on his promise of cash amounts up to R1m.

Sapa reported that the ANC in the Western Cape said the claims were not new and had been published before.

"Yet, this discredited story by people with dark ulterior motives are hashed up as new and newsworthy as part of a smear campaign against the ANC and certain leaders."

Fransman has also denied the allegations.

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