The Cubana lounge in Fourways where deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana allegedly beat up Mandisa Duma is calling on women to attend its "special Women's Day treat" on Wednesday.
But in response, some women have shown the establishment the middle finger, saying it should first address the incident involving Manana before hosting an event.
On Sunday night, Manana allegedly attacked Duma following an altercation over a political debate.
In a recorded phone call with Duma's brother, Phesheya Duma, Manana can be heard admitting to slapping her while they were inside the lounge.
He is facing charges of assault.
The lounge has not issued a statement in response to the incident, and people want to know why.
— Cubaña Fourways (@CubanaFourways) August 6, 2017
Although the poster promoting its event was posted on Sunday, people started responding to it after news of the assault broke on Monday.
Rubbish!!! Train your staff to protect women first!!!— Phumza Amanda Rengqe (@Phumzi) August 7, 2017
Join you for what??? Complimentary beatings??! pic.twitter.com/ZkBYfJzg2D— The One (@brendamavela187) August 7, 2017
Maybe you should be donating that money to help end gender-based violence.— Saya Pierce-Jones (@saya_pj) August 7, 2017
Especially since your establishment didn't do much about it... pic.twitter.com/tihLevJUdn
This is a joke...take dat prize money n pay medical bills for the woman who was assalted...— Lecomoch (@Lecomoch1) August 7, 2017
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I know my friends and I would never spend our money here. Women are not safe at your establishment.— Andile Gaelesiwe (@GaelesiweAndile) August 7, 2017