Assault case withdrawn against Manana

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The latest assault case against former Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana has been withdrawn.

Manana’s domestic worker opened the case at the Douglasdale Police Station, north of Johannesburg.

She alleged that Manana had tried to push her down the stairs of his double-storey home in Fourways.

Gauteng Police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters says:”A case of common assault was opened at Douglasdale Police Station on Sunday evening. The victim however came back a few hours later to withdraw the case. As the police we’re not sure as to why the victim chose to withdraw the case. At the end of the day it is the prerogative of the victim.”

Last year Manana was convicted of three charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after a video of him assaulting a woman at a Fourways night club, north of Johannesburg surfaced and went viral.

He was sentenced to a year in jail or a R100 000 fine.