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Fransman sorry for anti-Semitic comments

MP Ben Turok has accepted Marius Fransman’s apology for making anti-Semitic comments.

Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Veteran African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Ben Turok says while he has accepted an apology from the Deputy International Relations Minister regarding a controversial comment he allegedly made, it is up to the party to decide whether or not to pursue disciplinary measures.

Turok has lodged a complaint with the ANC against Deputy Marius Fransman after he apparently made an anti-Semitic remark during a Cape Town Press Club gathering.

But Turok says he hopes the matter can be put to bed after Fransman apologised.

"I have read an article where I see Fransman has apologised for his comments on Jewish people and I accept the apology. I hope the matter is closed."