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newsSowetanLive reports that former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana is not yet out of the woods as police have now confirmed that they are still investigating the case of assault opened by his domestic worker.  

On Wednesday, police Gauteng provincial spokesperson colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed that the case was still active and being investigated.  “Once the investigation has been finalised it will be handed to the authorities that make decisions whether to prosecute or not," Dlamini said.  This comes after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) withdrew charges against Manana on 23 July on the basis that there was "no reasonable prospects for successful prosecution".  On 6 May, Manana's domestic worker Christine Wiro opened a common assault and crimen injuria case at the Douglasdale police station.  She accused Manana of pushing her during a heated argument at his home in Fourways, and also accused him of threatening her with deportation.  After the story broke, Wiro tried to withdraw the case because she was afraid, but the NPA refused and instructed the police to continue investigating the matter.  Manana has denied the allegations.

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