Randburg – Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana has promised to comply with the court order.
Manana’s legal representative said he will pay his R100 000 fine and do 500 hours of community service, after admitting to assaulting three women.
The Randburg magistrate’s court also called on Manana to undergo anger management.
He assaulted the women in a Johannesburg nightclub in August.
Manana’s sentence has been criticised as the country battles to contain gender-based violence.
“We are happy with the outcome, it was what we were hoping for and it is a good day,” said Mduduzi Manana’s Lawyer, Michael Motsoeneng Bill.
Magistrate Ramsamy Reddy handed down the ruling in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday afternoon.
- R100,000 fine or one year in prison.
- 500 hours of community service
- In addition, he will also have to undergo an anger management programme and , starting Tuesday.
- Manana also has to compensate the woman he attacked, amounting to more than R20,000 in total