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Tue May 24 17:49:34 SAST 2016

ANC Western Cape to hear Marius Fransman out

Kaveel Singh | 10 January, 2016 17:06
Marius Fransman. File photo
Image by: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS

The ANC in the Western Cape will on Monday hear Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman’s version of events concerning sexual assault allegations, an ANC official said on Sunday.

Speaking to News24, ANC Western Cape spokesperson Jabu Mfusi said there would be no disciplinary in the initial meeting, but rather an opportunity for Fransman to speak for himself.

"Our party normally sits for a meeting on Mondays anyway and we will be addressing this matter as well as a number of other items. This is the first time we have had an opportunity to formally discuss this because as you know the 104th ANC celebrations in Rustenburg took place this weekend.

"Comrade Fransman will be given a chance to address the party regarding this matter."

The complaint against Fransman was laid in Rustenburg on Friday.

According to Mfusi, the ANC held strong policies for women’s rights and added that the party would respect and assist investigations.

"Rape is a punishable offence in the ANC. We take these matters very seriously. Gender equality is a big part of our policy and the rights of women is highly regarded by the ANC. We will assist and let the law take its course."

North West police spokesperson Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said a case had been opened and was under investigation.

No arrest has been made.

Source: News24

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