Former Deputy Minister of Education ‘stole’ a Coke

Written by on November 8, 2017

It has emerged that the former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has been convicted twice before.

According to Iol, the convictions, which date back to 2004 and 2005, were revealed to the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Manana appeared in court for the sentencing proceedings regarding the two counts of assault (with intent to do grievous bodily harm) he is faced with.

According to News24, these charges are based on the assault of three women by Manana at Cubana, in Fourways on August 6.

A statement has been issued on Manana’s Facebook page, claiming that the former Minister had “unintentionally walked out of the store whilst holding a can of coke.”

It further maintains that Manana had “forgotten about the conviction” as it happened more than 10 years ago.

Mduduzi C. Manana Statement



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