Activist under fire for Manana comments

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Wellness activist Criselda Dudumashe is under fire for defending deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana.

JOHANNESBURG - Wellness activist Criselda Dudumashe is under fire for defending deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana.

His alleged assault of a Johannesburg woman recently put him in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Dudumashe's post -- praising Manana -- has raised the ire of social media.

Dudumashe starts her post by expressing disappointment at Manana's conduct.

But she follows it up with a detailed list of the deputy minister's credentials, both as an activist and a public servant.

The move has rubbed social media users up the wrong way.

Many have expressed disappointment at Dudumashe as an abuse survivor.

Others have accused her of being blinded by loyalty.