Deputy Minister for Higher Education Mduduzi Manana appeared in the Randburg magistrate court where it is believed he will be formally charged with the assault of Mandisa Duma at a night club in Fourways, Johannesburg on Sunday.
EWN reporter, Thando Kubheka says Manana was snuck in through the back entrance of the court premises. He was then taken into a secluded area by court officials.
It is not clear what's been discussed but he's been in a meeting with court officials for about an hour.
Since the incident happened on Sunday, civil society groups have been calling for Manana to be fired.
Kubheka says a group of women wearing T-shirts with the words, "Not in my Name" have been protesting outside court.
#Manana Why are the ANC Women's league not there singing in support of this woman basher?— controposto (@controposto) August 10, 2017
Hawu they've rolled out the red carpet for #Manana in Randburg Mag. Thixo!— Tyrone Maseko (@tyronemaseko) August 10, 2017
The reason mbalula ddnt arrest that woman abuser #manana was to give him enough time to go and intimidate the victim— Emvakomkhukhu (@emvakomkhukhu) August 10, 2017
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