ANC leader Marius Fransman explained in a statement on Friday why he quit his job as party leader in the provincial legislature. Here are his reasons‚ unedited‚ in his own words: I have resigned as a member of the Western Cape legislature today after 17 years of parliamentary service‚ of which 14 years were in ministerial positions both at provincial and national level. My decision‚ in 2013‚ to return to the Western Cape to fight alongside the poor and the downtrodden‚ and to address the imbalances between the haves and the have-not's in creating an inclusive society‚ is being curtailed by the ongoing ANC internal turmoil‚ infighting and factions‚ makes it near impossible to execute my duties to ensure the upliftment of my constituents. I can no longer justify a salary without the mechanism to deliver on my calling. I have searched my conscience; I have applied my mind; I have consulted with trusted comrades‚ and with my family‚ and I have concluded that the ANC at all levels is at ...

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