Gender violence in the Spotlight

Sentencing in Mduduzi Manana assault case postponed

The sentencing of former deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana has been postponed until Tuesday.

Manana pleaded guilty to three counts of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm after he was caught on camera assaulting two women outside a Johannesburg nightclub.

Speaking to journalists at the Randburg Magistrate's Court, Manana said he has been quite remorseful and taken responsibility for the incident.

The Commission for Gender Equality says an apology from Mduduzi Manana might be good enough, but justice must be served.

What we want to see is that our judicial system should be put to test, that they uphold the rule of law, that there shall be consistency in issues of gender based violence.

Javu Baloyi, spokesperson of Commission for Gender Equality

He has realised that he has a short fuse, he has looked for remedies to deal with his situation. For someone to acknowledge it, we do not have to be very hypocritical. For us as the Gender Commission, he has been man enough to own up to his mistakes, however, we will want to see justice being affected.

Javu Baloyi, spokesperson of Commission for Gender Equality

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio...


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Sentencing in Mduduzi Manana assault case postponed


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Caller explains psychological effect of Manana bringing supporters to court

Caller explains psychological effect of Manana bringing supporters to court

Hayden, a clinical psychologist, suggests Manana bringing supporters shows no remorse and empathy for his victim.

Mduduzi Manana pleading guilty to assault charges

Mduduzi Manana pleading guilty to assault charges

Manana faces two counts of assault for attacking two women outside a Johannesburg club, but varsity students show him support.

President Zuma can expect a DA grilling on SAA and Mduduzi Manana

President Zuma can expect a DA grilling on SAA and Mduduzi Manana

President Zuma will be making an appearance in Parliament on Thursday and is expected to answer to opposition parties.

Manana hasn't really apologised, just pulled a publicity stunt - Gasa

Manana hasn't really apologised, just pulled a publicity stunt - Gasa

According to gender, politics and culture analyst Nomboniso Gasa, Mdu Manana in his video was simply announcing his resignation.

COMMENT: Some ANC women looked away in Manana case

COMMENT: Some ANC women looked away in Manana case

702 host Xolani Gwala has criticised some ANC women who have simply turned a blind eye.

Mduduzi Manana resigns

Mduduzi Manana resigns

President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that he accepted Manana's resignation and thanked him for his contribution during his term in office.

WLC threatens legal action if Zuma doesn't dismiss Mduduzi Manana

WLC threatens legal action if Zuma doesn't dismiss Mduduzi Manana

WLC legal consultant Bronwyn Pithey explains that Zuma has the power to dismiss Manana in terms of section 93 of the Constitution.

Popular articles
The Polo GTI has got that vrrrpha mentality written all over it - Jacob Moshokoa

The Polo GTI has got that vrrrpha mentality written all over it - Jacob Moshokoa

Automotive Journalist, Jacob Moshokoa shares his views of the Polo GTI 2018, and chats about the vrrrpha mentality among young men

Sucking titties does not cure cancer, it detects it - Lillian Dube

Sucking titties does not cure cancer, it detects it - Lillian Dube

Actress, Cancer survivor and activist Lillian Dube shares why she decided to be a cancer activist.

Yet another wet and cold weekend for Gauteng warns weather service

Yet another wet and cold weekend for Gauteng warns weather service

Gauteng residents are warned to brace themselves for another weekend of heavy rain, possible hail and damaging winds.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

Calls for more women to come forward and testify at Timothy Omotoso's trial

Calls for more women to come forward and testify at Timothy Omotoso's trial

Thanduxolo Jindela explains why he is running a campaign to encourage more of Omotoso’s victims to come out and testify.

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

Azania Mosaka catches up with Sbahle Zwane's mother to hear about developments with his schooling.

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

Check out the videos, tweets, Facebook posts that have gone viral and why this kid cheered her dad on in the toilet.