Fransman ditches legal action against ANC

He had approached the court to force the ANC to give him access to an integrity committee report.

Marius Fransman. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape African National Congress(ANC) chairperson Marius Fransman has dropped his legal action against the party.

Fransman had approached the High Court to force the ANC to give him access to an integrity committee report into sexual harassment allegations against him.

Yesterday, the court granted the order.

The ANC's Western Cape chairperson says he will not take the ruling party to court because he has now finally seen the Integrity Commission's report and received a formal notice of disciplinary action.

In a statement, Fransman maintains it was his duty to enforce proper ANC procedure, even if it meant taking legal action.

He says he has also accepted a call from religious leaders to submit to mediation.

Fransman says he had no choice but to turn to the court and claims receipt of the integrity commission report justifies the action.

He has not yet been available to comment on its contents.

Meanwhile, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has declined to comment on Fransman's decision to withdraw legal action against him.

On Friday, the High Court was expected to hear an application to confirm him as the party's provincial leader.