In a tumultuous week for South African electoral politics, who can even remember suspended Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman’s urgent application two weeks ago to the Cape High Court, seeking reinstatement as well as demanding the release of an ANC Integrity Commission report into charges of sexual assault? While the Western Cape ANC might be eating DA election dust, a startling nugget of information lies buried in court papers. An allegation that Fransman had introduced President Jacob Zuma to leaders of the 28s – the most feared and violent gang in the Western Cape. By MARIANNE THAMM.
The accusation is not new. In November 2015 the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism published a shocking report that President Jacob Zuma had, prior to the 2011 local government elections, met with feared Western Cape gang bosses at his official residence Groote Schuur.
The meeting, which amaBhungane confirmed with two independent sources, had been facilitated by known Durban underworld figure, Lloyd Hill, and was aimed at garnering support for the ANC in the region. The gang leaders pledged to back Marius Fransman in his push to win back the Western Cape from the DA. Present at that meeting, said amaBhungane, were Quinton…
Source: Daily Maverick.