ANC unaware of alleged bursary offered to Fransman accuser

ANC's Derek Hanekom says he’s not aware of the party offering a bursary to the woman.

FILE: Suspended ANC Provincial Secretary Marius Fransman at the the ANC Youth League rally outside the DA headquarters on Mill Street. The ANC say the DA are running a racist government in the Western Cape. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC)'s Derek Hanekom says he's not aware of the party offering a bursary to the woman who has accused Marius Fransman of sexual harassment.

Northern Cape police are still investigating 21-year-old Louisa Wynand's claim that the Western Cape ANC leader sexually assaulted her earlier this year.

Hanekom is the National Executive Committee member responsible for the Western Cape.

He has retweeted a Business Day Live story which quotes Wynand's spokesperson, Gavin Prins.

In it he claims the 21-year-old received a bursary offer from the ANC just after the party's integrity commission meeting.

In his tweet, Hanekom writes he is not aware of such an offer.

He added Wynand deserves support, but must not be silenced.

His tweet concludes by stating: "The law must take its course."

The ANC in the Western Cape could not confirm or deny the claim.