More allegations surface against Mduduzi Manana

Manana is facing two counts of assault, with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

FILE: This undated file photo shows Mduduzi Manana at the North West University. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - There have been more allegations of assault and abuse against Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana.

The Sunday Times is reporting Manana is being accused of being abusive towards his former secretary and other employees.

Manana is facing two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He admitted to assaulting Mandisa Duma at a Fourways nightclub last weekend, after she apparently called him gay.

A former employee in Manana's office claims he has a long history of aggression and gross abuse of his staff which stretches back at least five years.

It’s reported Manana would call his secretary at 2am swearing and threatening to fire her. He would also throw phones and diaries at her.

According to the paper, the former secretary also claims Manana would force employees to clean his home and entertain his friends when he hosted parties.

Manana made a brief appearance in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Thursday, where he was granted bail of R5,000.

His next appearance is on 13 September.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)