BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed the suspension of Marius Fransman by the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC).
A statement issued by the ANC today, disclosed that the National Disciplinary Committee found the Western Cape provincial chairperson, Marius Fransman, guilty on two counts of misconduct.
First, it was identified that Mr. Fransman abused his office while he attempted to obtain a sexual favour from Louisa Wynand. Again, he’s guilty of making public statements which brought the ANC into disrepute.
As learnt, the NDC found both charges to be very serious and as such, suspended Fransman’s ANC membership for 5 years.
According to the ANC statement, NDC indicated that Mr. Fransman showed no political understanding of one of the fundamental objectives of the ANC which is the support for and advancement of women’s emancipation.
The NDC further indicated that Mr. Fransman, being the provincial leader in the ANC, should have known about the triple oppression of South African women and the giant strides being made by the ANC to accord women their rights and help them to overcome their oppression.
Again, NDC identified that the charged member deliberately misled the public when he said he didn’t 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.
“Discipline is the glue that holds the ANC together. There is no room in the ANC for leaders and members, irrespective of position or seniority, who show scant regard for the values and objectives of the ANC and who consciously choose to define themselves outside the organisation in breach of their membership oath.
The charged member did not attend the hearing and showed no remorse for his misconduct,” stated the National Disciplinary Committee of the African National Congress.