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Former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana is set to sue the family of his domestic worker following claims of assault.In a statement issued on Monday night‚ Manana — who pleaded guilty to an assault case in 2017 — said the family of Catherine Wiro had tried to extort him out of R100‚000. The statement was released on a Gauteng government media WhatsApp group on Monday night.Wiro opened a police case against Manana at the weekend‚ but the assault case was withdrawn in court on Monday."I am aware that a case of assault has been withdrawn but I have instructed my lawyers to file a legal suit against the Wiro family for extortion as they demanded an amount of R100,000. Instead‚ I gave Ms Wiro money that was due to her for the two weeks … that she worked at my home‚" said Manana.In the statement‚ Manana denied assaulting Wiro‚ a Zimbabwean national‚ but does describe the incident as an "altercation". He also described her claims as "both unfortunate and malicious".According ...

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