Western Cape ANCYL distances itself from calls for Fransman's return

2016-04-15 19:00
Marius Fransman (Sharief Jaffer, Foto24)

Marius Fransman (Sharief Jaffer, Foto24)

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Cape Town – The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has distanced itself from its own provincial secretary, Andile Mbali's, call for the return of chairperson Marius Fransman.

This is after Mbali told News24 this week that the ANC needed to bring back Fransman to strength the organisation ahead of the local government elections.

Fransman was asked to step aside by the party after a young woman accused him of sexual harassment earlier this year.

Youth League spokesperson Siyabulela Tom on Friday called on all members and leaders to abstain from any involvement in any attempt or campaign to divide, weaken or undermine the ANC.

"We will not hesitate to act against any member or leader who defines him or herself outside the discipline of the ANC or ANCYL."

Tom said leaders should, in private and public spaces, behave in a manner befitting the name, culture, history and traditions of the ANC.

Mbali told News24 that the organisation had not started preparing for the elections in the province because of these issues.

"To strengthen the Western Cape, we need to have all leaders who have been elected to come back and work for the organisation."

Mbali said people on the ground wanted Fransman back at work, especially after the voter registration weekend.

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