DA calls for Manana to continue to face the law

DA shadow minister of higher education Belinda Bozzoli says he should no longer be an MP, and justice should take its course.

Former deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says former deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana still has to answer to the law.

The party has welcomed Manana's resignation.

President Jacob Zuma also accepted Manana's resignation yesterday, thanking him for his contribution during his term in office.

The former deputy minister admitted to assaulting two women at a Johannesburg nightclub two weeks ago.

DA shadow minister of higher education Belinda Bozzoli says he should no longer be an MP, and justice should take its course.

“The court case must continue, this should not in any way affect it, this is women’s month afterall.”

Meanwhile, lobby group SA First Forum's Rod Solomons says Zuma should have taken action against Manana two weeks ago.

“The president missed an opportunity to show real leadership by firing the minister immediately, he had to wait for him to resign. He resigned after all the pressure became too unbearable for him.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)