- A case of common assault against the former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana has been withdrawn
- Manana’s domestic worker asked police not to proceed with the case she opened less than a day ago
- The 53-year-old woman originally said she feared for her life after Manana allegedly pushed her down a flight of stairs
A case of common assault against the former deputy minister of higher education and training, Mduduzi Manana, has been withdrawn by the complainant.
Manana faced fresh allegations of being violent towards women when a 53-year-old woman, believed to be his domestic worker opened a case against him.
Police officials have refused to comment on the identity of either the victim or the accused they confirmed that the woman asked police not to investigate the matter less than a day after she originally opened the case.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the 53-year-old woman said in her statement to police that she feared for her life after Manana allegedly pushed her down a flight of stairs and threatened to have her deported back to Zimbabwe.
It remains unclear as to why the woman had decided not to pursue the matter.
Manana hit the headlines last week after he was once again involved in a scuffle at the same nightclub in Johannesburg where he was recorded assaulting a woman last year.
In that instance, Manana was said to have tried to prevent a fight from breaking out between one of his friends and a bodyguard trainer.
Manana’s attempts to stop the fight were ultimately unsuccessful as the two men got involved in a brutal fistfight outside of the bar.
Manana was forced to resign as deputy minister last year after he was convicted of assaulting three women outside of the Cubana nightclub in Fourways, Johannesburg.
Manana received a suspended jail sentenced and a fine of R100 000.
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