Former Higher Education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana will learn his fate today when he’s sentenced for assault in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.
Mduduzi Manana accepted quilt to the charges of violent misconduct for beating up or assaulting three women over a political debate at a night club in Johannesburg on August.
The former deputy minister was convicted of three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after pleading guilty to the charges in September.
Following the incident Mduduzi Manana resigned as the deputy minister at the Department of Higher Education and later apologized for his improper misconduct.
He also offered to compensate the women and do the community work as payback for his misbehavior but his fate will be decided by the Randburg Magistrate during the sentencing proceedings today.
Reactions ahead of the sentencing:
@SakinaKamwendo I’m curious, how did Manana become Dep Minister with two previous convictions for theft?
— More Phiri (@PhiriMore) 13 November 2017
The fact that mduduzi manana pleaded guilty doesnt make a difference. He knew that the was proof of his assault prior to the hearings.
— Zola Lasmisi (@zola360degrees) 13 November 2017
Mañana si lol Every day:(
— Javier A Parra. (@jpr741) 13 November 2017
Will the court treat Mduduzi Manana, a serial convict with special gloves, today? Or, justice system will be on the side of his victims?
— Justice4All (@Unathi_Kwaza) 13 November 2017