Manana handed R100,000 fine

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 14, 2017

He also ordered him to perform 500 hours of community service and pay the medical costs incurred by the victims, as well as compensation for shoes and jewellery damaged in the incident.

In September, Manana pleaded guilty to three counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana will hear his fate on Monday when the Randburg Magistrates' Court is expected to hand down sentence in his assault case.

Manana, wearing a smart grey and maroon checked suit, smiled as Magistrate Ramsamy Reddy handed down sentencing.

She said that Manana - who indicated that alcohol played a role in the assault - needs "correctional supervision" where he won't be allowed to consume alcohol.

Reddy said Manana pleaded guilty and didn't waste the court's time, willingly received counselling and resigned from his post as deputy minister.

Manana still holds his position as ANC member of parliament.

"It was degrading for them as women to have experienced such a violent act", said the magistrate, noting that the victims' would have to continue to live with the humiliation of their public attack.

Nqobizitha Mlilo, acting for Manana, said that an arrangement was made with the court to make payment after the noon cut off time as the former deputy minister was resuming his 500 hours of community service. Soon afterwards, the student supporters broke out into song.

Manana lost his cool on August 6 during an argument about who should succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader at the ANC's elective conference next month.

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