Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana has resigned on Saturday. Picture: Kopano Tlape/GCIS
Cape Town - Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana has resigned on Saturday.

President Jacob Zuma accepted his resignation.

"President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted the resignation of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mr Mduduzi Manana," the Presidency said in a statement.

Zuma had thanked Manana for his "contribution to the work of government" during his term of office.

The beleaguered deputy minister has admitted to assaulting two women at a nightclub in Johannesburg.

There has also been allegations that he routinely abused his office staff.

"Allegations include swearing at his former secretary, making her sit outside his apartment in winter in Cape Town from midnight to 2am as 'punishment', and forcing employees to clean and cook for him," DA spokesperson Hlomela Bucwa said.

He was granted R5 000 bail by the Randburg Magistrate's Court on August 10.

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