NPA to present 'strong case' in Manana assault matter
The National Prosecuting Authority says that only a court can test the strength of the case against deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana.
JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says only a court can test the strength of the case against deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana.
Manana made his first appearance in the Randburg magistrates court on Thursday where he was granted bail of R5,000 and charged with assaulting two women at a Johannesburg night club at the weekend.
The NPA has denied that the deputy minister received preferential treatment in court.
Nearly a week after the incident, Manana finally handed himself over to the police and appeared before the court.
The NPA's Phindi Louw says they will ensure that they present a strong case when the matter returns next month.
“We remain committed to amplify the voice of women in court.”
Anti-abuse activist Andile Gaelisiwe says Manana should be fired as deputy Higher Education Minister.
“He cannot be in that office.”
The NPA is adamant he was not treated with kid gloves during his appearance yesterday.