Lili relieved; blasts cadres

2016-02-18 06:00

The African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) member Andile Lili claims some members on the provincial executive tried to shield chairperson Marius Fransman from allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him.

Lili spoke candidly on the matter following his release on three charges of contempt of court yesterday.

Lili was arrested and held for more than a week for missing three court cases scheduled on the same day at two different courts in January.

Lili’s defense was that he had three cases to attend to at the Khayelitsha and Bellville courts on 29 January.

The matters related to charges of public violence and incitement to commit violence, as well as a child maintenance case.

Lili told the court it was a “sad” day for him as he could not divide himself into three and therefore arrived late at all the cases.

Now Lili has claimed that some of his colleagues, including spokesperson, Jabu Mfusi, have it in for him.

“We were very honest to ourselves to say Marius Fransman should step down, finish and klaar.”

Lili was found not guilty of being in contempt of court. The cases, however, were scheduled for the same day and time with Lili not making it to a single one. He looked relieved as the magistrate explained he should not be held in contempt of court.

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