The ANC in the Western Cape
say it is confident of victory in the upcoming local government elections.
That's despite problems
involving the party’s provincial chairperson, Marius Fransman.
Fransman is currently facing
the chop, that's if the recommendations of the party's integrity commission are
The commission wants Fransman
to immediately abandon all politically-held positions.
He was charged with sexual
harassment after a woman alleged that he sexually violated her.
Meanwhile UDM president Bantu
Holomisa has urged his party to take advantage of infighting within the ruling
ANC and use it to wrest control of Mbhashe municipality on August 3.
The former Transkei homeland
ruler was speaking at an event to welcome several defectors from COPE in the
In a blow to COPE’s ambitions,
four of its election candidates were officially welcomed into the UDM’s fold by
Holomisa in the Dutywa Town Hall yesterday.
Among the defectors was
long-serving and vocal Mbhashe councillor Nkosi- nathi Ndlodaka.
A number of COPE party members
followed their leaders and cut ties with the party but it is not yet clear just
how many former COPE members have joined the UDM.
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