Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have called on higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana to hand himself over to the police following his alleged assault of a woman at a nightclub in Johannesburg.
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the Cubana club in Fourways should also be held responsible if women's safety could not be guaranteed at its premises.
"Manana must also name all the men who helped him deliver the assault as it is clear he was not the only one doing the beating. If his admission of guilt is genuine, then he must hand himself over to the police with immediate effect and call out his corroborators,'' Ndlozi said on Monday.
The incident reportedly happened at Cubana early Sunday morning following a heated argument about the African National Congress (ANC) succession debate. The woman allegedly called Manana gay before the alleged assault ensued.
The assault reportedly continued outside in a parking lot. One of the complainants, identified as Mandisa Duma, said she reported the assault at the Douglasdale Police Station. Photographs showing bruises on her head, neck and leg were posted on social media on Sunday night.