Mduduzi Manana Biography
Mduduzi Manana was born on 12th February 1984 in Ermelo, South Africa. He is a South African politician and the former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training.
Mduduzi Manana Education Background
- He has a BA degree in Political Science and Sociology from University of Natal.
- BA (Honours) degree in International Politics from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Mduduzi Manana Political Career
In 1988 at the age of 14 Mduduzi Manana joined the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).He was later elected as the Chairperson of the ANC Youth League at the Nombali Mkhwanazi Branch for three consecutive terms and Branch Treasurer of the ANC for two consecutive terms.
At the age of 19 he was part of the 33 South Africans who volunteered as human shields during the second War of the Gulf that ensued in the Middle East in 2003.
After the 2009 General election he became one of the youngest Member of Parliament. He served as a member of the International Relations & Cooperation Portfolio Committee and the Public Works Portfolio Committee. He was later appointed as Whip of the Transport Portfolio Committee and later redeployed to the Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee as Whip.
In 2011, he was appointed as Cluster Whip of the Governance and Monitoring Cluster in parliament and he also chaired the Steering Committee on Youth Parliament. He also served as the Commissioner of the Magistrates Commission and he was appointed as Chairperson of the Mpumalanga Judicial Committee on Lower Courts.
In June 2012 he was appointed as the as the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, making him the youngest member of the National Executive.
Mduduzi Manana Political Positions
- 2011: Whip of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Public Service; Administration Portfolio Committee and Governance and Monitoring Cluster.
- 2009: Member of Parliament
- 2008: Member OF the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANCYL (serving in the finance sub-committee)
- 2006: Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the ANCYL in the Gert Sibande Region.
- 2005: Branch Chairperson of the ANCYL and YCL respectively in the Nombali Mkhwanazi Branch.
- 1998: At the age of 14 years he became the Member of Congress of South African Students (COSAS)and the ANC Youth League (ANCYL)
Mduduzi Manana Age
He was born on 12th February 1984.
Mduduzi Manana Wife – Mduduzi Manana Married
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Mduduzi Manana Mother
The mother of former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana was embarrassed and ashamed when she learnt of his behaviour.
This was revealed by a probation officer who testified in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday during Manana’s sentencing hearing on three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Manana was convicted in September after pleading guilty to assaulting three women at Cubana in Fourways.
Mduduzi Manana Contact Details
Tel: 072 743 5955/072 106/ 1233021/ 465 7350/ 012 312 6339
Fax: 012 326 1161/ 021 461 4788.
Mduduzi Manana News: Manana sentenced to 1 year in jail or R100k fine
Source: Eyewitness News on Nov 13, 2017
Former Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has been sentenced to one year in jail or a fine of R100,000 at the Randburg Magistrates Court for assaulting two women at a Johannesburg nightclub.
The fine is payable on Tuesday.
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Magistrate Ramsamy Reddy also ordered Manana to undergo community service.
“Mr Manana is to complete 500 hours of community service at the organisation called Valued Citizen Initiative.”
His victims will also receive compensation.
“Mr Manana is to compensate the following victims namely Noluthando Mahlaba an amount of R5, 014.20; Mandisa Duma an amount of R20,263.34 and Thina Mapipa an amount of R1,403.92.”
He’s pleaded guilty to three charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after he was caught on camera violently hitting two women outside Cubana nightclub.
A video of the crime went viral, prompting calls for harsh punishment.
Manana’s supporters wearing African National Congress T-shirts broke out in song outside the court following his sentencing.
Manana says he’s taken full responsibility for his actions and is remorseful.
Magistrate Reddy says he considered Manana’s display of remorse during sentencing.
Meanwhile, Eyewitness News has learned Manana has been on indefinite leave as a Member of Parliament since it emerged he had assaulted three women.
Manana has not made an appearance in the National Assembly since the incident in August.
The office of the Chief Whip says Manana has been granted leave to deal with his personal issues.
African National Congress Parliamentary spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli says Mduduzi Manana requested a leave of absence after assault charges were laid against him.
He resigned as deputy minister shortly after his first court appearance.
Parliament announced last week that as a backbencher, Manana will now take up a seat for the ANC on the human settlements portfolio committee.
According to Parliamentary rules, a Member of Parliament may not be absent for more than 15 consecutive days without permission.
Mhlauli says chief whip Jackson Mthembu approved Manana’s request for leave, pending the finalisation of the counselling and therapy he chose to undergo, as well as the finalisation of court proceedings against him.
No date has been specified for his return to parliamentary duties.