Former Higher Education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana has been ordered to undergo five hundred hours of community service and pay compensation for all three victims as well as a fine of R100 000 or face a year in prison.
Mduduzi Manana was sentenced today in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court following assault on three women over a political debate at a night club in Johannesburg.
The African National Congress (ANC) MP was also ordered to undergo an anger management programme and 500 hours of community service, and compensate the woman he attacked, with more than R25 000.
MduduZi Manana is still an MP because Section 47 (1)(e) of the Constitution states that only if you sentenced to more than 12 months without an option of a fine. In his case there was an option of a fine. If there wasn’t he would have to resign as an MP.#MduduziManana
— Not Adv Ngcukaitobi (@AdvNgcukaitobi) 13 November 2017
The three women did not show up for the sentencing today with reports revealing that they were threatened ahead of the sentencing.
Manana pleaded guilty to three assault charges
— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) 13 November 2017
— Michael Appel (@TheMikeAppel) 13 November 2017
Jail are build for the poor, rich people pay fines #MduduziManana
— Diego chuene (@Diegochuene) 13 November 2017