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The ANC has applauded former deputy higher education and training minister Mduduzi Manana for resigning from Parliament‚ saying it showed he was remorseful. In a statement‚ party chief whip in Parliament Jackson Mthembu said Manana’s resignation was also a sign that he had taken responsibility for his actions. The resignation came just a day before he was supposed to appear before Parliament’s ethics committee, following his conviction on three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in 2017 for assaulting a woman at a nightclub.

News reports say Manana was booed by ANC delegates when he was introduced at the party’s Gauteng conference at the weekend. This week, the National Prosecuting Authority decided not to proceed with charges against Manana for another alleged assault. He was accused of assaulting his domestic worker at his home in Johannesburg. "His voluntary resignation from Parliament‚ coupled with his resignation fr...

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