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Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana's resignation address pic.twitter.com/rKNYYfW5BI— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) August 19, 2017
JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana has resigned.
"I had occasion to reflect on the matter and consequent to such reflection, I have decided - on my own, to step down from the position of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training in the Republic of South Africa and have communicated my decision with the President," Manana said.
President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted his resignation.
Zuma thanked Manana for his contribution to the work of government during his term of office.
JUST IN: Mduduzi Manana resignation pic.twitter.com/I6q4kCGVzj— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) August 19, 2017
Manana recently admitted to assaulting a Johannesburg woman at a Fourways nightclub.
The incident was caught on video and later did the rounds on social media.
He later appeared in the Randburg magistrate's court on two charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Manana was granted R5,000 bail.