Fransman 'relieved' after court orders ANC to hand over integrity commission report

2016-07-27 11:37
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Cape Town – Marius Fransman will receive a copy of the ANC integrity commission’s report on him by noon on Wednesday, in terms of a draft agreement which was made an order of the Western Cape High Court.

The ANC leader was relieved that the report was finally being made available to him and found it unfortunate that he had been forced to come to court, said his instructing attorney, Ashley Meyer, on the court steps.

The respondents in the matter are ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and commission deputy chairperson Frene Ginwala.

Fransman was not in court on Wednesday.

Lawyers for all parties came to an interim agreement on the report in closed chambers.

The respondents would file opposing papers by noon. All parties would return to court on Friday over the remainder of relief for Fransman’s reinstatement, said Meyer.

'Still the legitimate leader'

"We contend that he is still the legitimate leader and has not been removed. Any attempts to sideline and prevent him from going on the campaign trail… is in contravention of the ANC constitution."

Fransman has been the subject of disciplinary proceedings after he was accused of sexually harassing 21-year-old Louisa Wynand while they were travelling to the party's January 8 celebrations in Rustenburg.

His position has been the source of much confusion after the ANC’s head of elections, Nomvula Mokonyane, said on Thursday that he was back in his job as the party’s provincial leader.

However, Mantashe said on Monday that Fransman had not been reinstated. He said Mokonyane had been under pressure when she made the announcement.

The sexual harassment case against Fransman was sent to the Northern Cape's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), after the DPP in North West decided not to proceed with the case, due to insufficient evidence.

The Northern Cape DPP had some queries and had sent the docket back to the investigating officer.

Meyer said Fransman had voluntarily stepped aside, while Mantashe said they had asked Fransman to step aside after a national working committee meeting.

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