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Disgraced ANC MP Mduduzi Manana has resigned, a day before he was to face Parliament’s ethics committee. Manana, a former deputy minister of higher education and training, stepped down on Tuesday, a day after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined to prosecute him for allegedly assaulting his former domestic worker. On Tuesday DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said Manana’s resignation was an attempt to evade accountability by not going before Parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests on Wednesday “Manana has been defiant in his refusal to resign from Parliament since he was convicted in September 2017. “If Parliament cannot hold Manana, a convicted abuser, to account, then it is up to his party, the ANC, to hold him accountable. If the ANC is truly serious about bringing an end to the scourge of violence against women and children, they must refer him to their internal ethics committee and remove him from all positions he currently holds in the party,” h...

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