Embattled Marius Fransman has resigned, but not from the ANC.
The ANC Pronvincial Chairperson today, tendered his resignation as a member of the Western Cape legislature.
His resignation came after the Western Cape High Court yesterday ruled against his application to avoid appearing before the Provincial Legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts [Scopa].
This after Fransman and his colleague, Pierre Uys, walked out of a meeting called by Scopa to answer questions about an Auditor General report.
The report allegedly showed the mismanagement of billions of rands of public funds, which were spent by the then provincial government on consults.
In a statement released earlier today, Fransman confirmed his resignation from the legislature but not the ANC.
“I can no longer justify a salary without the mechanism to deliver on my calling,” he said.
Fransman made no mention of the court’s ruling.
Fransman also risks losing his position as ANC provincial chairperson after his colleagues called for his suspension pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing.
He is to appear before the party’s National Disciplinary Committee over allegations that he sexually harassed 21-year-old Louisa Wynand on a trip to Rustenurg for the ANC’s 104 birthday celebrations in January this year.