Fransman commits to rebuilding trust between citizens & ANC

Marius Fransman resigned from the Western Cape legislature yesterday with immediate effect.

President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and the ANC’s Marius Fransman. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Marius Fransman has vowed to rebuild trust between civil society and the African National Congress (ANC).

Fransman resigned from the Western Cape legislature yesterday with immediate effect.

His resignation comes a day after a Western Cape High Court ruling against his application to avoid appearing before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), regarding his alleged misuse of public funds.

In a statement, Fransman has called on like-minded comrades and friends to join him in his quest to rebuild trust between the people, civil society and the ANC.

Fransman says it had become nearly impossible for him to fulfill his duties, due to what he calls ongoing ANC internal turmoil, infighting and factions.

Democratic Alliance Chief Whip in the Western Cape government Mark Wiley says Fransman will still be expected to appear before Scopa, despite his resignation.

It's still unclear whether Fransman will appear before an internal disciplinary hearing this weekend, as reported earlier.