13/09/2017 13:20 SAST | Updated 13/09/2017 13:20 SAST

Mduduzi Manana Pleads Guilty To Assault

Manana is currently out on R5,000 bail.

Mduduzi Manana

Former deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana has pleaded guilty to assault at the Randburg magistrates court, according to EWN.

Manana resigned from the ministry last month when footage emerged of him assaulting a woman. He remains a member of Parliament. Manana is currently out on R5,000 bail.

Manana faced two counts of assault with intent to cause grevious bodily harm for hitting a woman at the Cubana night club in Fourways last month.

The video footage went viral on social media, with many South Africans expressing their disappointment and disgust.

After initially defending himself, he eventually apologised for his actions.

Manana handed in his resignation after immense pressure from the public and various other organisations.