South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has apologized on Monday for assaulting two women at a night club.
A broadcaster of the eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) reported that the minister and some other men beat a woman identified as Mandisa Duma and another woman at a Johannesburg night club early Sunday.
Following this allegation, the South African Government News Agency, SA News, said the Police had opened a case against Manana.
“Regardless of the extreme provocation, I should have exercised restraint,” Manana said in the statement.
He also apologized “unreservedly” to Mandisa Duma, who was reportedly injured, her family, the government and all South Africans, especially women, pledging to “address the harm that has occurred.”
According to eNCA, the attack allegedly took place after Mandisa called Manana a homosexual.