Sisulu crit­i­cises Manana, nephew for abuse

The Star Early Edition - - POLITICS - SIYABONGA MKHWANAZI AND TANKISO MAKHETHA

HU­MAN Set­tle­ments Min­is­ter Lindiwe Sisulu has called for Deputy Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Mduduzi Manana to be fired for at­tack­ing two women.

Sisulu said at the week­end that Manana’s at­tack on the women was un­jus­ti­fied and he should be shown the door.

She also spoke out against her nephew, Shaka, who was ar­rested and given bail for an at­tack on a woman, and said he must face the full might of the law.

“A few days ago (Manana) was in­volved in a fu­ri­ous beat­ing of two women. I could not un­der­stand how it hap­pened. I met him at the stairs of Par­lia­ment and I said to him that at what­ever given op­por­tu­nity, I will talk about it.

“He said ‘I have ac­cepted it and have apol­o­gised’,” said Sisulu.

ANC Women’s League pres­i­dent Batha­bile Dlamini said at the week­end Manana was not the only one, and said other politi­cians had done worse things.

Yes­ter­day, when ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing against woman and child abuse in Ger­mis­ton, Dlamini said their stance was against the abuse of women and chil­dren.

“Mem­bers of the ANC must re­strain them­selves. He (Manana) must fol­low all the pro­cesses that he is sup­posed to fol­low. If you are a leader, you must be able to re­strain your­self.

“We are not go­ing to take an ex­cuse of anger, be­cause you are a leader and you should lead by ex­am­ple, es­pe­cially dur­ing this pe­riod when a lot of young women are be­ing killed. This is why the ANC needs to take strong ac­tion,” she said.

Asked what ac­tion the ANC should take against Manana, Dlamini said: “I can’t pre-empt the pro­cesses of dis­ci­pline. Let the pro­cesses un­fold.”

She did not wish to dis­close the names of politi­cians who she said had done far worse than Manana.

ANC Youth League sec­re­tary-gen­eral Njab­ulo Nzuza de­clined to say whether they wanted Manana to be fired.

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