Highly placed sources have confirmed that the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, will be in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court at 11am this morning.
Manana is accused of assaulting a woman at the Fourways night club, Cubana over the weekend.
Manana has issued several statements apologising for the alleged assault. There is a large media contingent at court, waiting for Manana’s arrival. There has been a widespread criticism of how the police handled the whole matter. South Africans are calling for his arrest.
On 9 August, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said a notice to appear in court was served on the Deputy Minister, raising concerns as to why no arrest was made.
An assault case was opened by the victim, Mandisa Duma at the Douglasdale Police Station.
This is a developing story. Updates will follow.
Interestingly, Mbalula no longer talks about Mduduzi Manana's imminent arrest as he did just 2 days ago. The hypocrisy is nauseating!
— Justice4All (@Unathi_Kwaza) August 10, 2017
— Pitso (@pitsotsibs) August 8, 2017
— sello matshweu (@SelloMatshweu) August 10, 2017
So, Mbalula is exercising his political conscience by not arresting Manana? #zumavote
— Naphtally Mohlala (@Mohlalakgomo) August 8, 2017
Manana wont be arrested by these hypocrites like Mbalula whose good on political rhetoric and grandstanding. They are all captured by Zuma
— Peoples Councillor (@thulanidasa) August 7, 2017
Ulrich Roux of BDK Attorneys gives insight on how the police handled the matter.
Ulrich Roux of BDK Attorneys gives legal insight on how the police handled the #MduduziManana matter.
Posted by Fourways Review on Thursday, 10 August 2017