ANC Western Cape still awaiting Fransman report following leak

2016-07-12 09:14
Marius Fransman (Sharief Jaffer, Foto24)

Marius Fransman (Sharief Jaffer, Foto24)

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Cape Town - The African National Congress in the Western Cape has not been formally updated on the integrity commission's report on leader Marius Fransman, the party said on Monday.

In a press conference on Monday, the party said it was still waiting for the national leadership to conclude the process.

This follows reports in the City Press on Sunday that the integrity commission has found that Fransman's actions have brought the ANC into disrepute.

The commission then recommended that Fransman immediately step down from all politically elected positions he holds in the party, it was reported.

Fransman has been accused of sexually harassing 21-year-old Louisa Wynand at the party's January 8 celebrations earlier this year.

Acting ANC Western Cape chairperson Khaya Magaxa said as far as they knew, the matter was still ongoing.

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READ: Fransman outraged at breach of ANC protocol

The province only heard about the report in the media, he said.

"We are waiting as a disciplined structure of the ANC for the matter to be finalised," he said.

The integrity commission has to report to the national leadership, Magaxa said, and the matter would then be communicated to the province.

So far, the report has not been formally handed over to the party.

The party insisted on Monday that the matter was in capable hands.

The report will be released through the structures of the ANC and not through media leaks, Magaxa said.

He said Fransman understood how the process worked.

"I think we need to appreciate the fact that comrade chairperson is a cadre of the ANC and we trust that he is a disciplined cadre of the ANC," he said.

On Sunday, Fransman said he had not received any notification from the integrity commission that the report was complete.

"Such outrageous breach of ANC protocol and principle clearly brings the ANC into disrepute and seriously tarnishes the image of the ANC. I didn't expect this from an internal structure of the organisation that is supposed to uphold the organisational protocols," he said of the leak.

He called on the commission to provide him with their full findings, in service of administrative justice.

Provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs said the ANC did not focus on individuals but was a collective organisation currently in capable hands.

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