Independent Online

Monday, August 8, 2022

Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView weather by locationView market indicators

WATCH: Deputy minister Manana granted R5 000 bail

Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana leaves the Randburg Magistrate's Court following court proceedings on Thursday. PHOTO: Lindi Masinga/ANA

Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana leaves the Randburg Magistrate's Court following court proceedings on Thursday. PHOTO: Lindi Masinga/ANA

Published Aug 10, 2017

Share

Joahnnesburg - Deputy minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana was granted R5 000 bail by the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Manana, 34, is facing two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm sprouting from a weekend incident where he allegedly assaulted a woman after an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub.

Story continues below Advertisement

State prosecutor Yusuf Baba told Magistrate Liezel Davis that Manana was in custody, while further requesting permission for the media to broadcast proceedings.

Pictures of Mandisa Duma's beaten face and a video of her allegedly being assaulted by Manana at Cubana in Fourways went viral on social media.

#MduduziManana leaving court heavily guarded @AfriNewsAgency pic.twitter.com/XgcXB8DuN3

Story continues below Advertisement

— Lindi masinga (@IamSwazi) August 10, 2017

Defence attorney Michael Motswaneng Bill said Manana had no previous convictions.

Manana stood confidently in the dock, dressed in a navy blue tailored suit and a white shirt.

Story continues below Advertisement

Magistrate Davis ordered Manana released on R5 000 bail and said he was not allowed to have any contact with witnesses.

Earlier, Manana was snuck into court and sat in the prosecutor's office. Journalists were camped outside the court for several hours but never saw him entering.

#MduduziManana Mjonondwane says from her knowledge he came to court like all offenders @AfriNewsAgency pic.twitter.com/7pMT1OAJq4

Story continues below Advertisement

— Lindi masinga (@IamSwazi) August 10, 2017

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane, said Manana had handed himself over at the Douglousdale police station and she did not have information on his arrest as they only dealt with the prosecution.

She added that she was not aware of another case against Manana, this in Ermelo, where he allegedly assaulted another woman at a nightclub.

#MduduziManana NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane following court proceedings at the Randburg Magistrates Court @AfriNewsAgency pic.twitter.com/rz7ZNMmaYo

— Lindi masinga (@IamSwazi) August 10, 2017

The magistrate adjourned the mater to September 13 for further investigation.

African News Agency

Related Topics:

Share