Embattled Western Cape leader Marius Fransman has finally unveiled the men behind his protracted battle for justice in connection with a sexual harassment charge laid against him in January.
According to the leader, ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs and the Boland’s regional secretary Jonton Snyman were the men behind the alleged plot to defame him and distort his political career.
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Fransman disclosed this on Monday, adding that he has evidential SMSes to validate his claims that the two truly masterminded his downfall.
The leader, who appeared confident about his innocence added: “For the record, [Louisa] Wynand actually lied. And there was no harassment, and there was no assault, and there was no rape.”
His claims further got weighty after popular gospel singer John Pretorius confessed to working with the top ANC leaders and the complainant, Louisa Wynand, to pull the leader down. In addition, the musician disclosed that he earlier objected being part of the conspirators but was forcefully roped into the gang at gunpoint.
When contacted, one the alleged conspirators, who also doubles as ANC’s provincial secretary, Jacobs said:
“My advice to Marius Fransman is that he must stop digging his own hole. My focus right now is building and uniting the ANC and its structures.”
Western Cape Leader Marius Fransman’s Political Career Defamed
The beleaguered provincial leader saw his political career crash like a pack of cards after his 20-year-old personal assistance, who was working at a wine estate before her employment, accused him of rape in January. According to the young woman, she was assaulted on their way to ANC’s 104 birthday celebration in Rustenburg in the North West.
It was gathered that Fransman told the lady to be at ease with his advances if she truly wants the job. However, the lady maintained in her docket that she objected the leader’s advances even when the Fransman pleaded with her to act like an adult.
She later summoned courage and approached the North West and laid a complaint against Western Cape Leader Marius Fransman with the Sun City police. Fransman was subsequently asked to step down pending an outcome of an investigation into the sexual harassment charges against him.