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npaMail & Guardian reports that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced over the weekend that it would be prosecuting former Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman for alleged sexual assault.  

Fransman is accused of sexually harassing Louisa Wynand in 2016 during a trip to Rustenburg.  Wynand was his personal assistant at the time during the ANC’s 104th birthday.  Wynand opened a case of sexual assault with the Sun City police in 2016.  In a statement on Saturday, Fransman said he would be engaging his lawyers “to better understand the decision of the director of public prosecutions in Kimberley.”  He went on to indicate:  “The full details of the charge are unclear‚ considering the decision of the authorities in the North West Province two years ago not to prosecute.”  The NPA’s Northern Cape spokesperson, Phaladi Shuping, said that a court date had not been set “because the prosecution is still working on the process of centralisation, for all the charges to be prosecuted in Kimberley.”

  • Read Gemma Ritchie’s original report in this regard in full at Mail & Guardian


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