Fransman launches scathing attack on Mantashe

Embattled African National Congress Western Cape leader Marius Fransman has launched a scathing attack on the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe, accusing him of wanting to get rid of him. In a letter penned to the branch leadership, dated November 6, Fransman alleged that he had been barred from speaking[…]

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ANCWL won’t support ‘comrade’ Fransman

The ANC Women’s League is not supporting suspended ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman in his sexual harassment case. “Actually I personally spoke to my comrade [Marius Fransman] and told him we are not going to be able to support him,” league president Bathabile Dlamini told News24 on Wednesday. The[…]

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ANC offers bursary to alleged victim of Fransman

Louisa Wynand‚ the young woman who laid sexual assault charges against Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman‚ was allegedly offered a full bursary by the party. “Louisa received the bursary offer from the ANC‚ just after the ANC’s integrity commission meeting‚” her spokesperson‚ Gavin Prins‚ told TMG Digital on Friday.[…]

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‘My rights have been violated by Fransman’

She is taking on Marius Fransman as a person, not as a politician, the woman who accused the Western Cape ANC leader of sexual harassment said on Tuesday. “This happened to me. My human rights have been violated by that human. It didn’t matter what his profession is – I[…]

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Caretaker deployed to run ANCWC

President Jacob Zuma jetted straight into Cape Town after attending the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to rein in the party’s embattled leadership in the province, announcing that a trio of “interim caretakers” will be deployed to run the party’s affairs. The ANC in the province has been plagued[…]

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Zuma gets cracking on ANCWC dilemma

President Jacob Zuma is set to read the riot act to the ANC Western Cape executive committee on Monday in an attempt to address ongoing leadership instability threatens in the province. The party’s top six is in Cape Town to thrash out structural issues within the party – after the party’s national[…]

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Fransman decision is a blow to the team

The ANC in the Western Cape has been dealt with a severe blow, after the national leadership ordered provincial chairperson Marius Fransman to step down. The dismissal of Fransman has caused disorder within the party, says political analyst Prof Keith Gottschalk. The party’s most powerful leadership structure, the National Working[…]

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ANC cracks whip on Fransman, Jacobs

The ANC in the Western Cape has been thrown into disarray after the party’s top six asked chairman Marius Fransman to “step aside” and provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs was suspended for a second time. This leaves the party’s provincial office without a leader and with the political futures of Jacobs[…]

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Fransmans’ nepotism case comes to court

An application to set aside the appointment of Cape Agulhas municipal manager Dean O’Neill will be heard by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. O’Neill is Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman’s brother-in-law. Fransman is accused of nepotism and political interference relating to O’Neill’s appointment in 2013. The application[…]

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