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Marius Fransman’s sexual harassment meeting postponed
The WC ANC leader is accused of making sexual advances towards a colleague.
CAPE TOWN – A meeting of African National Congress (ANC) officials at which Western Cape leader Marius Fransman was meant to have given his side the story in a sexual harassment matter, has been postponed to tomorrow.
Police are investigating after a 20-year-old woman levelled the allegations against Fransman following a trip to the ANC’s 104th birthday festivities in the North West at the weekend.
The City Press newspaper at the weekend reported that Fransman’s accuser is his 20-year-old personal assistant whom he’d hired earlier this month.
He's alleged to have touched her inappropriately after she was reportedly forced to share a bed with him.
Meanwhile, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) says it intends laying criminal charges against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
The party has accused the premier of interfering in the case against Fransman.
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says, “We will of course be opening a case of defeating the ends of justice so that the matter can be investigated.”
At the same time, the ANC has denied that it tried to meddle in the case by approaching the alleged victim to drop the charges.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)