Mduduzi Manana, 1 year in jail or 100k fine

Written by on November 13, 2017

Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has been given the choice to serve 12 months in prison or pay a R100 000 fine.

Manana appeared at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the sentencing proceedings regarding the three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against him.

He plead guilty to all the charges.

Manana was convicted for brutally assaulting three women at Cubana nightclub in Johannesburg on August 6.

African News Agency reports that according Magistrate Ramsamy Reddy, being called “stabane” (gay) by one of the women did not entitle him to assault them.

In addition to serving 500 hours of community service and completing a rehabilitation program, Manana has been ordered to pay the victims R26 680, 46, reports News24.

At a previous sentencing procedure, it emerged that Manana had been convicted twice before, once for stealing a can Coke.


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