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Scopa not fazed by ANC's Fransman

Western Cape ANC chairperson Marius Fransman says he will approach the High Court.

FILE: Scopa is demanding that Marius Fransman and fellow ANC member Pierre Uys explain why billions of rands were spent by the provincial government on consultants. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) in the Western Cape says it's not fazed by an ANC provincial leader's move to approach the High Court.

Scopa is demanding that Marius Fransman and fellow ANC member Pierre Uys explain why billions of rands were spent by the provincial government on consultants over a period of three years.

Fransman and Uys were both MECs at the time.

They've both declined to comment on the matter.

Western Cape Scopa chairperson Ferlon Christians says if Marius Fransman wishes to approach the Western Cape High Court, he should do so, but he says a meeting to discuss what steps to take against Fransman, is still going ahead.

"Scopa in the last meeting have asked for the minutes where Marius Fransman walked out of a meeting conducted by Scopa."

Christian says Scopa have received legal opinion that Fransman can be criminally charged.

The ANC meanwhile has branded the matter a political witch-hunt.

Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) chairperson Marius Fransman's fate will be discussed in the provincial legislature next week.