Suspended ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman is ready to go sell ice-cream‚ but only if the party’s secretary-general Gwede Mantashe will stop the organisation from sinking. A row between the two erupted on Thursday after Fransman publicly attacked Mantashe on his handling of Andile Lungisa’s election as chairman of the Nelson Mandela Bay ANC region. Mantashe accused Lungisa of flouting the party’s constitution when he stood for election on a lower structure — while still a member of the provincial executive committee — and subsequently won the vote. In a statement on Thursday‚ Fransman said‚ "I call on comrade Andile not to despair. I call on you‚ young man‚ not to blame the organisation but to realise that individuals being entrusted with critical responsibility can indeed fail the values and esteem of the very offices they hold". But Mantashe hit back in an interview with eNCA the same night‚ saying: "Anybody who is trying to make everybody happy in a populist way should not...

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