The three women, who were assaulted by former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana, have asked for R300 000 of compensation.

This came out in a report presented by the probation officer in the Randburg Magistrates court where Manana is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday. He was found guilty of assaulting the women at a Johannesburg night club in August.

The women don’t believe Manana should be imprisoned for the assault. They did, however, asked to be compensated for the trauma suffered and medical costs of more than R20 000.

Manana has offered to pay the medical bills and has asked the court for leniency.

The probation officer has recommended that Manana pays for the medical costs and do one-thousand hours of community service.

He’s resigned from his ministerial position amid a national outcry. It emerged today that Manana has two previous convictions for theft.

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