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newsThe Citizen reports that ANC MP and former deputy minister of higher education, Mduduzi Manan,a has laid perjury charges against his former domestic worker, Christine Wiro.  

Manana was accused of pushing Wiro downstairs a week ago, but Wiro dropped charges that she had initially laid against him.  The National Prosecuting Authority reportedly received Wiro’s complaint docket from the Douglasdale police station and apparently refused to withdraw the charge, telling the police to continue investigations into the matter.  According to reports, Manana has now claimed that the audio that surfaced recently, in which he is heard to be offering Wiro R100,000 to drop the case, was further proof that Wiro had attempted to use the assault allegation to extort money from him.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it planned this week to lay a complaint with the police against Manana for extortion and corruption.  This was followed by head of the office of the Presidency, Zizi Kodwa, committing the ANC to instituting an internal hearing on the allegation of assault against the MP.

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