ANC Western Cape could have new leader soon

2016-11-22 15:41
Marius Fransman (File)

Marius Fransman (File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The Western Cape African National Congress could get a new leader by April 2017 should provincial leader Marius Fransman lose his appeal against his suspension, the party said on Tuesday.

Until then Fransman would remain the leader of the party provincially.

In the meantime, deputy chairperson Khaya Magaxa would keep acting in the post.

"Nobody is replacing Fransman. If he has appealed, he still remains provincial chairperson of the Western Cape," Magaxa told reporters.

Should Fransman lose his appeal, his position would be filled at the party's provincial general council (PGC), Magaxa said.

That was the level at which a position of this kind could be filled, the acting chairperson said.

"We had planned our PGC for April, even before this Fransman situation. So that's when it will be, or even earlier," Magaxa said.

Five-year suspension

READ: Disciplinary hearing 'a kangaroo court of note' - Fransman

He would not put his hat in the ring as it was not what he had signed up for, he said.

Branch representatives would discuss the chairperson post, if applicable at the time. They would also be allowed to make nominations.

"Out of that process, we will have the IEC [Electoral Commission of South Africa], who will be processing that at the time."

Magaxa said he and Fransman were clear about the acting chairperson's position.

"I availed myself for a deputy chairperson position, and I think I remain in that position until the conference of the ANC. I am not a material for a chairperson in the Western Cape. I can be a chairperson in Limpopo or somewhere else. But in the Western Cape, I believe strongly I am not the material for that," he said.

The ANC said on November 10 that Fransman's membership had been suspended for five years.

He was found guilty on two counts of misconduct related to his "abusing his office for the purpose of attempting to obtain a sexual favour from Louisa Wynand, and for making public statements which brought the ANC into disrepute".

Read more on:    anc  |  marius fransman  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.