ANC's Member of Parliament Mduduzi Manana tendered his resignation on Wednesday after he was convicted for assaulting two women at a Johannesburg night club last year. His resignation was confirmed by the ANC caucus leader Jackson Mthembu.
Manana was also accused of assaulting his domestic worker, Christine Wiro earlier this year, though though courts have chosen not to press charges due to lack of evidence.
He was due to attend a disciplinary hearing on his assault conviction in Parliament on Wednesday but tendered a resignation instead.
Spokesperson for the ANC Chief Whip's office Nonceba Mhlauli says Manana acted responsibly by resigning as a Member of Parliament.
He acknowledged that he has a problem and took actions to fix the problem by going to anger management classes, he says.
For us it has shown that this is someone who acknowledges that he has a problem and is seeking help to fix the problem.— Nonceba Mhlauli, Spokesperson for the ANC Chief Whip's office
We do think it is an important undertaking that he has taken and it is not up to us to stand in his way...— Nonceba Mhlauli, Spokesperson for the ANC Chief Whip's office
[JUST IN] The office of the ANC’s Chief Whip has confirmed it’s now received Mduduzi Manana’s resignation from parliament. TK pic.twitter.com/VtZ2gaTPA8— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 25, 2018
To hear the rest of the conversation with Nonceba Mhlauli, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : ANC happy Manana has taken responsibility for his actions