‘I’ve been reaching out to women and destitute communities’— Mduduzi Manana

2017-11-07 17:07
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Flanked by his legal counsel, he’s the picture of calm following the court’s decision postpone his sentencing.

Former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana – who has pleaded guilty to three charges of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm – appeared in the Randburg magistrate’s court with his two accomplices.

Led by Michael Motsoeneng, Manana’s defense asked for more time to study probation and correctional services reports, prompting the court’s decision to move his sentencing to Wednesday.

Sporting a fitted brown suit and Gucci shoes, Manana had acknowledged the people in the courtroom. Among them were Manana’s ANC supporters and the #NotInMyName group led by actress and activist Andile Gaelesiwe.

Manana had impressed on members of the press that he’s remorseful.

Speaking exclusively to DRUM he said he’s kept busy with charity work and relief efforts.

“The past few weeks I’ve been busy doing work for my foundation, reaching out to girl children, women and destitute communities. So I’ve been busy,” he said.

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