The African National Congress (ANC) MP Mduduzi Manana is no longer a Member of Parliament.

Manana announced on Tuesday in a statement issued by his foundation that he has resigned as MP.

He was due to appear before Parliament’s Ethics subcommittee on Wednesday morning after he was found guilty of assault at a night club in Johannesburg last year.

Caucus spokesperson Nonceba Mhlawuli confirmed that the party has received his resignation letter.

“The office of the ANC Chief Whip confirms the resignation of Manana. The letter was received by the office of the chief whip dated 24 July. His voluntary resignation is and an indication that he takes full responsibility of his actions.”

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