The resignation comes in the wake of the former deputy minister pleading guilty to three charges brought against him for an incident at the Cubana restaurant in Fourways‚ Johannesburg‚ last year. At the time he resigned from his position as second-in-command in the higher education ministry‚ saying he was "shameful" of the act.
He was also recently accused of assaulting his now-former domestic worker‚ Christine Wiro‚ earlier this year. The NPA on Monday this week announced it had declined to prosecute the case - and Manana had denied any wrongdoing.
Manana said in his statement on Tuesday he did not resign earlier despite “mounting pressure” because he felt it would have been a “premature step” and “would have most likely amounted to admission of guilt”.
This is a developing story.