Zuma disturbed by assault allegations against Mduduzi Manana
President Jacob Zuma said that the assault allegations against Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana is of ‘great concern’ and ‘disturbing’.
President Jacob Zuma said that the assault allegations against Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana is of “great concern” and “disturbing”.
Manana allegedly assaulted a woman in a nightclub in Johannesburg during a heated debated. The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning at Cubana in Fourways.
In a statement, Zuma said that he is “disturbed by the allegations of assault on a woman patron at a nightclub in Johannesburg reportedly by The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana”.
“President Zuma has confidence that the law enforcement agencies will deal with the matter effectively in line with the laws of the land. The South African Government has made violence against women a priority crime. Women have a right to safety and security and must not be attacked or abused by anyone, anywhere in the country, regardless of the position of the either the perpetrator or victim. South Africa must be safe for all women.”
Zuma urged anyone with information on the incident to assist police during their investigation.