The ANC’s national disciplinary committee has found Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman guilty on two counts of misconduct, and has suspended his party membership for five years. Fransman was found guilty of abusing his office for the purpose of attempting to obtain a sexual favour from Louisa Wynand, and for making public statements which brought the ANC into disrepute, the national disciplinary committee said on Thursday. “The national disciplinary committee found both charges to be very serious and suspended his ANC membership for five years.” It said Fransman did not attend the disciplinary hearing and showed no remorse for his misconduct. Earlier this year, the ANC asked Fransman to step aside after Wynand accused of him of sexual harassment. However, there was confusion about his official status within the party until days before August 3 local government polls. This was not helped by Fransman appearing on the ANC campaign trail with President Jacob Zuma and party electio...

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