“WHY ON Women’s Month in particular and why did he do it? He has no morals to be on a public servant and should be recalled.”
These are some of angry words from the public following the beating and slapping of a woman at Cubana Club by the deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana.
It has also been reported that Manana also attacked another woman in Mpumalanga, but the case was struck of the roll after both parties agreed to drop charges.
Following the attack that went viral on Sunday community organizations, opposition parties and women rights organizations, had a field day calling for Manana’s resignation.
The ANC has also called for harsher sentence against him.
He has thus issued a statement:
“I wish to apologise unreservedly to Ms Mandisa Duma‚ her family‚ the government of South Africa and all South Africans‚ and women in particular‚ for the incident that happened at Cubana Restaurant in Fourways over the weekend.
“Regardless of the extreme provocation‚ I should have exercised restraint. That shameful incident should not have happened. I know that my actions and those of the people in my company have disappointed and hurt many people in the country. As a leader‚ I should have known better and acted better. I will subject myself fully to the process of the law and give it my full cooperation.
“I further note the fake accounts that have been opened in my personal name‚ showing less remorse to the victim and intended to further tarnish my name.
“I also commit myself to‚ when the time is right‚ further engage with Ms Duma and her family to apologise‚ take responsibility and address the harm that has occurred.
“I will also meet with my organisation‚ the ANC‚ and President Zuma to give a full account of the incident.”
The attack was allegedly sparked after he was labeled a Gay, that did not go well with Manana.
Now the question is are you or not a -Gay -Manana to clear the air?
You have put the ruling party and your job under unnecessary scrutiny, knowing very well the organization is hard at work putting out the fires. And now this?