Fransman accuser to provide evidence ANC member offered her bursary

Her spokesperson would not reveal any details of the bursary or the name of the person who made the offer.

FILE: 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.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman's sexual harassment accuser says she will provide evidence a party member offered her a bursary if it will help with a criminal investigation.

Northern Cape police are still investigating Louisa Wynand's claim that Fransman sexually harassed and fondled her during a work trip in January.

The 21-year-old, who was employed by Fransman, last week alleged she was offered a bursary shortly after giving evidence to the ANC's integrity commission.

Wynand's spokesperson Gavin Prins claims they have evidence of the alleged bursary offer in the form of correspondence between his client and a senior ANC official.

He said they are waiting for police to conclude their investigation.

"We're in the hands of the police. The next step is for the police to wrap up the investigation to provide the evidence to the director of public prosecutions and for them to decide if it's going to go to the next step."

Prins would not reveal any details of the bursary or the name of the person who made the offer.

Fransman has distanced himself from the alleged bursary offer, while the ANC in the Western Cape says it has no knowledge of it.

In January, the Stellenbosch woman lodged a complaint against the former minister after he allegedly harassed and fondled her.

ANC spokesperson Khusela Sangoni has challenged Wynand to substantiate her claims.

Prins said there is evidence back the claim.

"At this point we are not ready to expose the proof. The proof is basically in the form of correspondence between the set person in the ANC inner circle and my client Louisa Wynand where a bursary was offered to her."

At the same time, The ANC's Derek Hanekom said he's not aware of the party offering a bursary to Wynand.