Commission concerned about gender-based violence cases

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One of the women who claims to have been assaulted by deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana has spoken exclusively to eNCA about the incident.

JOHANNESBURG - The Commission for Gender Equality is raising concerns over the police's handling of gender-based violence cases.

It's highlighted the cases involving Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana and Zimbabwean first lady, Grace Mugabe.

Manana admitted to assaulting a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub two weeks ago.

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The Zimbabwean first lady, meanwhile, is accused of beating Grabriella Engels at Sandton hotel.

She has given authorities the slip, despite agreeing to hand herself over.

The commission is now seeking an urgent meeting with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula discuss the police's role in these cases, and the protection of women and children in general.