Former deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday. Photos: Lindi Masinga/ANA
Former deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday. Photos: Lindi Masinga/ANA

#MduduziManana gets 12 months or R100 000 fine

By African News Agency Time of article published Nov 13, 2017

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The Randburg Magistrate's Court sentenced former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana to 12 months' imprisonment or to pay a fine of R100 000 on Monday.

Supporters of former deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Manana would have to complete 500 hours of community service, attend counselling and pay each of the victims the damage claims that were submitted by the State.

Manana was convicted of three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after pleading guilty to the charges. The charges relate to the assault of three women at Cubana in Fourways on August 6.

Manana, who is still an MP, had two previous convictions of theft dating back to 2004 and 2005. The judge said these previous offences fell away as they were from 10 years ago and weren't related to his assault charges.

What magistrate Ramsamy Reddy said

– "It was degrading for them as women to experience such a degrading act."

– "Being called a 'stabane (gay)' did not call for Manana to assault Mandisa Duma, Noluthando Mahlaba and Thina Mopipa."

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