Minister Mduduzi Manana releases statement over Cubana assault incident

2017-08-07 13:59

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Deputy Minister of Education Mduduzi Manana who was involved in an altercation at Cubana Fourways where he slapped a woman called Mandisa Duma has released statement on the incident.

In the statement Deputy Minister Manana says he apologises to the victim, her family, South Africans, the government and women for the incident.

"Regardless of the extreme provocation, I should have exercised restraint. That shameful incident should not have happened. I know that my actions and those of the people in my company have disappointed and hurt many people in the country. As a leader, I should have known better and acted better. I will subject myself fully to the process of the law and give it my full cooperation."

He adds that: "I further note the fake accounts that have been opened in my personal name, showing less remorse to the victim and intended to further tarnish my name."

"I also commit myself to, when the time is right, further engage with Ms Duma and her family to apologise, take responsibility and address the harm that has occurred."

"I will also meet with my organization, the ANC, and President Zuma to give a full account of the incident."

The incident happened this past weekend.

Here’s a video snippet of the incident taken from an eye witnesses Twitter;

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