Former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana was sentenced at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
EWN reporter, Hitekani Magwedze was covering the story.
He says that Manana has been sentenced to one year in jail or face a fine of R100 000 for assaulting two women at a Johannesburg nightclub. He adds that in addition, Manana has also been ordered to undergo 500 hours of community service.
And on top of that, Manana is required to pay fines to his victims. Noluthando Mahlaba is to receive an amount of R5 014.20, Mandisa Duma an amount of R20 263.34 and Thina Mapipa an amount of R1 403.92.— Hitekani Magwedze, EWN reporter
Magwedze reports that both supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were also at the sentencing. Magwedze goes on to say that while the ANC was pleased with the outcome, the EFF were quite unhappy with it.
Listen to the EWN report on Manana's sentencing in the audio clip: