Manana says he intends to reach out to victims after sentencing

Former Higher Education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana has pleaded guilty to three counts of assault.

FILE: Mduduzi Manana leaves the Randburg Magistrate's Court on 7 November 2017. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Higher Education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana says he intends to reach out to his victims and their families once he's sentenced for assault.

Manana appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday where sentencing proceedings were postponed to Wednesday.

He's pleaded guilty to three counts of assault with the intention to do grievous bodily harm after he was caught on camera in August beating two women outside a Fourways restaurant.

His two accomplices also pleaded guilty to assault.

Manana says his bail conditions have prevented him from communicating with the victims.

“I will initiate a process after this case to reach out to the victims, to reach out to the families so that going forward our relations are cordial.”

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