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Sat Aug 27 05:05:34 SAST 2016

Suspension of Fransman and Jacobs first step by ANC to clean house‚ says DA

TMG Digital | 28 January, 2016 20:17
“His removal today by Luthuli House is a first step to clean out the criminality in the ANC Western Cape‚ but there is a long way to go‚” Madikizela charged. File photo
Image by: Natalie Gabriels

News of the ANC Luthuli House instruction for ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman and the party’s Faiez Jacobs to step down must be seen as an attempt by the ANC to clean house at a time when its reputation is in tatters‚ Democratic Alliance Western Cape deputy leader Bonginkosi Madikizela asserted on Thursday.

He said that Fransman’s suspension could not be delayed any longer “as the beleaguered leader lurches from scandal to scandal”.

“As the face of the ANC in the Western Cape‚ Fransman has shown the ANC to ignore sex crime allegations‚ nepotism claims‚ gang connection scandals and votes-for-cash accusations all revolving around Marius Fransman.

“His removal today by Luthuli House is a first step to clean out the criminality in the ANC Western Cape‚ but there is a long way to go‚” Madikizela charged.

He added that ANC Western Cape Secretary Faiez Jacobs had returned to work while facing serious assault charges and the ANC could not delay any longer in acting against him.

“Images of ANC staff member Wesley Seale show blood pouring down his face allegedly at the hands of Jacobs‚ yet the ANC this week allowed Jacobs to remain in office‚” Madikizela stated.

“However‚ while acting against Fransman and Jacobs‚ the ANC is refusing to act against their MP Bongi Mkongi who remains at work after threatening and encouraging others to burn people alive in the building which housed the Zuma Must Fall billboard‚ showing that the ANC does not act steadfastly against criminality.

“In Beaufort West‚ ANC Mayor Truman Prince remains in office while engulfed by a corruption and illicit party funding scandal. The DA has today laid criminal charges against Prince‚ yet the ANC has done nothing to act against him‚” Madikizela added.

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