Assault charges against Mduduzi Manana withdrawn - reports

2018-05-07 13:08
Former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana. (Gallo Images, The Times, Alon Skuy)

Former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana. (Gallo Images, The Times, Alon Skuy)

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Reported charges of common assault against former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana have been withdrawn.

The Sowetan and EWN reported that Manana allegedly tried to push his domestic worker down stairs.

The charges were filed on Sunday evening at the Douglasdale police station. They were withdrawn a few hours later, Gauteng police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters told News24.

She could not confirm the case was against Manana. 

ALSO READ: Manana co-accused must pay R30 000 or spend 8 months in prison

"It is the victim' prerogative to withdraw the charges," she said.

Peters also declined to disclose the woman's identity.

Last year in September, News24 reported that Manana was convicted of three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after pleading guilty to the charges.

The charges related to the assault of three women at Cubana in Fourways on August 6, which was filmed and went viral on social media, sparking a national outcry for his arrest.

ALSO READ: Manana to pay R100 000 or face 12 months in jail

Manana claimed he was provoked after one of the women called him "isitabane", a term used derogatively to refer to people in the gay community.

News24 reported that the Randburg Magistrate's Court ordered Manana to pay a R100 000 fine, or face 12 months in jail.

He was also ordered to complete 500 hours of community service and to complete a rehabilitation programme.

In addition, Manana was to pay the victims a total of R26 680.46.

Manana resigned in August last year. 

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