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Update: Marius Fransman asked to step down

He's accused of having sexually harassed a woman en route to the ANC's birthday bash in Rustenburg.

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman bows his head during a prayer vigil at St Georges Cathedrral in Cape Town on 27 June, 2013. Picture: AFP.
Marius Fransman,Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman,Marius Fransman denies allegations of sexual harassment
Local Politics

CAPE TOWN – African National Congress (ANC) Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman has been directed by national officials to step down pending the finalisation of a sexual assault investigation against him.

The ANC has confirmed its National Working Committee wrote to Fransman telling him to step aside pending the finalisation of a probe by the party’s integrity commission.

ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says there has been no indication of whether he might "reject" the directive.

He is accused of having sexually harassed a woman while they travelled to the North West for the ANC's birthday celebrations in Rustenburg earlier this month.

The woman has laid a complaint with the police in the North West.

Fransman has denied the claims and has been unavailable for comment.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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