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newsThe Citizen writes that, after reports emerged on Monday that ANC MP and former deputy minister Mduduzi Manana was embroiled in yet another allegation of woman abuse, he released a statement about the matter.  

He denied that he had been abusive towards his middle-aged domestic worker and also implied that she might have stolen from him.  He also made it clear that he thought she had a bad attitude as an employee.  He bizarrely claimed that he had been trying to prevent his employee, Catherine Wiro, from being raped in his home and that, despite that, she was too laissez-faire in granting access to guests.  Manana did not specifically deny that he had in fact pushed her down the stairs at his home, saying that certain aspects of the case were now “sub judice”.  He merely said that at one point he asked her to leave his house.  Reports emerged earlier that Manana had allegedly paid Wiro off to drop the case of assault, crimen injuria and intimidation she had laid against him on Sunday.  However, Manana claimed it was in fact Wiro who had tried to “extort” R100,000 from him.  The case of assault has reportedly been withdrawn.

  • Read this report by Charles Cilliers in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Manana’s domestic worker allegedly offered R100k to withdraw charges, at The Citizen
  • And also, Domestic worker withdraws assault complaint against Mduduzi Manana, at Timeslive

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