The African National Congress (ANC) has spoken — and Marius Fransman has officially been shown the door.
Fransman, the ANC Western Cape provincial chairman, has been suspended from the party for five years, the ruling party’s national disciplinary committee (NDC) announced on Thursday.
In a statement, the NDC said Fransman was found guilty on two counts.
One relates to him attempting to obtain sexual favours from Louisa Wynand during a trip to this year’s ANC annual birthday celebrations in Rustenburg. The other charge related to him making public statements which brought the party into disrepute.
“The NDC said that the charged member showed no political understanding of one of the fundamental objectives of the ANC viz. the support for and advancement of women’s emancipation,” the statement said.
The statement also accused him of lying.
“The charged member deliberately misled the public when he said that he did not receive documents to enable him to prepare for his disciplinary hearing, whereas, in truth, he was given all the relevant documents he needed to prepare his defence.”