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Kwaito star Mafokate’s attempts to get matter settled out of court fruitless

JOHANNESBURG, September 20 –Nineties Kwaito star Athur Mafokate’s attempts to get his assault charge resolved through mediation have proven futile. Mafokate appeared briefly in the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. He is accused of allegedly physically abusing his ex-girlfriend, musician Cici, whose real name is Busisiwe Twala. His legal representative asked for a postponement for a possible […]

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Gender commission welcomes Mduduzi Manana’s ‘long-awaited resignation’

JOHANNESBURG, August 20 – The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has welcomed the resignation of Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana. “Upon his acknowledgement that he has assaulted Ms Mandisa Duma at the Cubana Nightclub in Fourways, [Johannesburg] the gender commission was vociferous in its calls for Mr Manana to either be suspended […]

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It would have been ‘a little odd’ to discuss Manana assault charges in Cabinet – Dlodlo

PARLIAMENT, August 17 – Amid growing calls for the self-confessed woman beater, deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana, to resign or be fired, it was not on the cabinet agenda this week, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo revealed on Thursday. Briefing journalists in Pretoria and Cape Town on cabinet’s fortnightly meeting on Wednesday, Dlodlo said the […]