Former deputy minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana resigned as a member of Parliament only a day after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined to persecute him.
Manana announced his resignation from Parliament in a statement released on Tuesday afternoon.
Eyewitness News posted the statement on Twitter. Briefly.co.za read Manana also addressed the alleged assault case against him, which he described as a smear campaign against him.
"JUST IN: The ANC's #MduduziManana has resigned as a Member of Parliament. QH", the post was captioned.
"I have decided to voluntarily withdraw my membership from the National Assembly after almost 10 years of active participation in parliamentary politics," part of his statement read.
Manana added he would now focus on his political organisation before the 2019 elections, his "academic commitments and business interest".
The former deputy minister of higher education stepped down a day after the NPA announced it did not have a strong enough case against Manana to prosecute him for the alleged assault on his domestic worker, Christine Wiro.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Wiro laid charges against Manana for allegedly pushing her down the stairs and threatening to deport her.
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