7 May 2018

Southern Africa: Domestic Worker Drops Assault Charges Against ANC MP

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Forerm deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana (file photo).

Cape Town — A case of assault levelled against Mduduzi Manana, ex-deputy minister of higher education, after his former domestic worker, Christine Wiro, laid charges against him has been withdrawn, Times Live reports.

This comes after a report from The Citizen which said that the African National Congress MP attempted to push Wiro down the stairs of his double-storey home in Fourways, Johannesburg, which resulted in her laying charges of crimen injuria, assault and intimidation against him. "He was shouting at me saying I can't open his gate for anyone without checking with him first. I apologised but he kept shouting at me telling me that he had connections and can deport me back to Zimbabwe," Wiro said.

Manana paid a fine of R100,000 after he was convicted of three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm when he admitted to assaulting two women at a Cubana nightclub in Fourways, Johannesburg last year.

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