Po­lice probe into as­sault claim against MP con­tin­ues

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

NO ex­tor­tion case has been opened yet by MP Mduduzi Manana against the woman who ac­cused him of as­sault­ing her when she was his do­mes­tic worker.

The for­mer deputy min­is­ter of higher ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing had threat­ened to open a case of ex­tor­tion this week after his for­mer do­mes­tic worker Chris­tine Wiro opened a case of in­tim­i­da­tion‚ as­sault and crimen in­juria against him.

Manana has de­nied the al­le­ga­tions and ac­cused Wiro of try­ing to so­licit a R100 000 bribe in or­der to drop the case. But later an au­dio file sur­faced‚ al­legedly of Manana’s voice beg­ging Wiro to take a “con­so­la­tion” and with­draw the case.

Wiro later with­drew the case, say­ing she feared for her life after Manana turned up at her house.

But the Na­tional Prose­cut­ing Author­ity re­fused to with­draw the charges and in­structed the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter re­gard­less. – TimesLIVE

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