Scopa to oppose Fransmans court bid

ANC WC provincial chair Marius Fransman walked out of a Scopa meeting in April.

Marius Fransman. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) in the Western Cape will oppose a High Court application lodged by Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) leader Marius Fransman.

Fransman and fellow party member Pierre Uys have turned to the courts to set aside a decision by Scopa denying their request for a postponement of a hearing.

The ANC provincial chair and former Health MEC Pierre Uys walked out of a Scopa meeting in April after being summoned to explain why R10 billion was spent by the provincial government on consultants between 2008 and 2011.

Discussions at the Scopa meeting were brief, but a decision has been taken to oppose the court application brought by Fransman.

Chairperson Ferlon Christians says Fransman is jumping the gun.

He told Eyewitness News no decision has been made by Scopa regarding legal action against Fransman and Uys.

Christians says the proper procedure would have been for them to wait for the committee to debate and decide on the matter.