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JUST IN: ANC suspends Marius Fransman

The ANC has suspended the membership of Western Cape provincial chairperson Marius Fransman.

He's been suspended for five years after being found guilty on two counts of misconduct.

The ANC statement says Fransman has shown no remorse, failed to attend his disciplinary hearing and has demonstrated no understanding of the oppression women suffer.

Fransman has been embroiled in a political storm after former employee Louisa Wynand accused him of sexual assault.

He's been found guilty of abusing his office for the purpose of attempting to obtain a sexual favour from Wynand and for "making public statements which brought the ANC into disrepute".

Listen to EWN's Monique Mortlock reporting on the ANC decision below:

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ANC's Fransman slams sexual assault allegation as a political plot

ANC's Fransman slams sexual assault allegation as a political plot

Fransman has been embroiled in a political storm after Louisa Wynand accused him of sexual assault.

Beleagued Fransman blames ANC factions for 'flawed' disciplinary process

Beleagued Fransman blames ANC factions for 'flawed' disciplinary process

ANC WC leader Marius Fransman says the ANC has denied him documentation relevant to the sexual assault allegations against him.

Conflicting statements from the ANC on Fransman's reappointment

Conflicting statements from the ANC on Fransman's reappointment

According to EWN reporter, Rahima Essop, ANC PEC members were told that the Western Cape ANC leader is back in his position.

Marius Fransman not back at the helm, despite reports - ANC

Marius Fransman not back at the helm, despite reports - ANC

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has refuted claims that the party's embattled Western Cape leader has been reinstated to his position.

Marius Fransman has brought the party into disrepute says leaked ANC report

Marius Fransman has brought the party into disrepute says leaked ANC report

Fransman intends challenging the ANC Integrity Commission findings once he hears from the committee officially.

Intentions behind ANC's alleged bursary offer to Fransman’s accuser unclear

Intentions behind ANC's alleged bursary offer to Fransman’s accuser unclear

"After Louisa Wynand gave a tearful testimony to the integrity committee, one of the members sent her an e-mail offering to help."

Flirty texts add to the case against Marius Fransman, says Daily Maverick journo

Flirty texts add to the case against Marius Fransman, says Daily Maverick journo

Since this evidence surfaced, the Northern Cape NPA will now investigate sexual assault claims levelled against Marius Fransman.