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 Age
He was born on 12 February 1984 in Ermelo, South Africa. She is 34 years old as of 2018.
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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 Education Background
He has a BA degree in Political Science and Sociology from University of Natal. BA (Honors) 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)
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Tel: 072 743 5955/072 106/ 1233021/ 465 7350/ 012 312 6339
Fax: 012 326 1161/ 021 461 4788.
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Mduduzi Manana not off the hook
Updated on: 20 September 2018
Former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana is not yet out of the woods as police have now confirmed that they are still investigating the case of assault opened by his domestic worker.
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On Wednesday, police provincial spokesperson colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed to Sowetan that the case was still active and being investigated.
“Yes, I can confirm that the case is still under investigation. Once the investigation has been finalised it will be handed to the authorities that make decisions whether to prosecute or not,” Dlamini said.
This comes after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) withdrew charges against Manana on July 23.
At the time the NPA said that the case would not go ahead as there was “no reasonable prospects for successful prosecution”.
The Sowetan asked the NPA about the case and it referred questions to the police.
The move not to pursue the case by the NPA came despite an audio clip which had emerged soon after the case was opened in which Manana allegedly tried to bribe his accuser with R100 000 to drop the charges.
Manana denied the allegations and accused Christine Wiro of trying to solicit the R100 000 bribe from him.
Yesterday, Sowetan tried to source a reaction from Manana and his lawyer but did not succeed.
On May 6, Manana’s domestic worker Wiro opened a common assault and crimen injuria case at the Douglasdale police station in Johannesburg. Wiro accused Manana of pushing her during a heated argument at his home in Fourways, Joburg. She also accused him of threatening her with deportation.
After Sowetan broke the story, Wiro, 43, tried to withdraw the case because she was afraid but the NPA refused instructing the police to continue investigating the matter.
This was not the first time Manana was in the news for beating-up a woman.
In 2017, Manana and two of his friends assaulted three women – Mandisa Duma, Noluthando Mahlaba and Thina Mopipa – after an altercation at the Cubana restaurant in Johannesburg.
Manana pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment or a fine of R100000, which he opted to pay. A video emerged online showing the altercation.
Manana resigned from his position as second-in-command in the higher education ministry and later as an MP.
Adopted from: www.sowetanlive.co.za