PAC slams bail for ‘bully’ Manana

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Ken­neth Mok­gatlhe

WE ARE told that many women do not re­port cases of vi­o­lence, be­cause of a lack of con­fi­dence to­wards our law-en­force­ment agen­cies.

It is clear that those with ac­cess to ex­pen­sive and ex­pe­ri­enced le­gal coun­sel are en­ti­tled to kill or rape with­out any con­se­quences. This prece­dent started with their fa­ther, Ja­cob Zuma, when he walked free de­spite the rape case of the late Kh­wezi (may her soul rest in peace).

The PAC is flab­ber­gasted by the bail granted to a vi­o­lent bully, Deputy Min­is­ter Mduduzi Manana, who is from the gov­ern­ing party.

This is a great shock to the PAC as we thought that, since the mat­ter re­ceived huge me­dia at­ten­tion, the gov­ern­ment would do what was right to keep Manana in cus­tody with other of­fend­ers who dis­re­gard the rule of law.

Our law en­force­ment agen­cies do not learn. We are risk­ing many lives of women who po­ten­tially can be vic­tims of this bully who goes around beat­ing women. We are not happy. This is a com­mon ges­ture in our com­mu­ni­ties, where some crim­i­nals with con­nec­tions are not pun­ished by law-en­force­ment agen­cies.

What is trig­ger­ing our dis­plea­sure is that Manana was beat­ing a woman for the sec­ond time now, as he has done this in the past in his home­town of Ermelo.

This bail hear­ing does not au­gur well for the fu­ture of law-en­force­ment agen­cies in our coun­try. PAC spokesper­son

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