Manana’s R100 000 fine paid in cash

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

A le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the for­mer deputy min­is­ter of higher ed­u­ca­tion Mduduzi Manana paid his R100 000 fine in cash at the Rand­burg Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day.

On Mon­day, Mag­is­trate Ram­samy Reddy or­dered that Manana pay a R100 000 fine or spend 12 months be­hind bars. Manana was also sen­tenced to 500 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, or­dered to at­tend coun­selling and pay each of the vic­tims the dam­age claims sub­mit­ted by the state.

Manana was con­victed of three counts of as­sault with in­tent to do griev­ous bod­ily harm af­ter plead­ing guilty to the charges. The charges re­late to the as­sault of three women at Cubana bar in Four­ways on Au­gust 6. Nqo­bizitha Mlilo, act­ing for Manana, said that an ar­range­ment was made with the court to make pay­ment af­ter the noon cut off time as the for­mer deputy min­is­ter was re­sum­ing his 500 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice.

The for­mer deputy min­is­ter of higher ed­u­ca­tion has been given a week to pay the dam­age claims to Man­disa Duma, No­luthando Mahlaba and Thina Mopipa.

Sen­tenc­ing of his co-ac­cused, Cyril Madon­sela and Thu­lani Mdaka, who also pleaded guilty to as­sault­ing Mahlaba and Mopipa, will start to­mor­row.

Pic­ture: Yeshiel Panchia

COM­MU­NITY SER­VICE. Mduduzi Manana.

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