Pressure mounts for action against Manana
Lawyers for Human Rights say they are concerned that law enforcement agencies are continuing to give Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana preferential treatment.
Manana is facing charges related to assaulting two women at a Johannesburg night club at the weekend. He appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday and was released on R5 000 bail.
Manana is reported to have been allowed to use the back entrance to avoid the media.
He will be back in court on September 13.
Sanja Bornman from Lawyers for Human Rights says, “It does strike me that Deputy Minister Manana is facing some of a very gentle justice. The emphasis is when we compare to some of our clients at Lawyers for Human Rights that have been detained. Certainly they are not having the experience that Mr Manana is having.