Former SA minister fined for assault

By APN Reporter

A South African court has ordered a former deputy government minister to pay a fine of around $7,000 ( £5,300) or face a year in jail after he was found guilty of assault.


Mduduzi Manana admitted assaulting three women at a Johannesburg nightclub, apparently after one of them said he was gay.

A video of the incident was widely shared on social media in South Africa.

Mr Manana admitted he had slapped one of the women in a phone call with her brother, which was recorded. He then resigned.

His supporters in court cheered when the sentence was read out, as it means he will probably not go to jail.


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