Sisulu criticises Manana, nephew for abuse
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.