WOMEN’S GROUPS REACH OUT TO MANANA’S FORMER EMPLOYEE AFTER ALLEGED ASSAULT

JOHANNESBURG-Christine Wiro former domestic worker for ANC MP member Mduduzi Manana in parliament has received various support from women rights organisations. Wiro has accused the African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament of assault.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said they are still considering whether a common assault case opened by Christine Wiro should head to court,  Wiro withdrew the charges, saying she feared for her life.

Wiro claims that Manana pushed her down the stairs at his Fourways home over the weekend and her even threaten to deport her, she is from Zimbabwe.

Manana has accused Wiro of extortion after audio of him offering her R100 000 to drop the charges was released.

The Commission for Gender Equality’s Jabu Baloyi said they met with Wiro on Wednesday, “We’ve made consultation with her in terms of our Act. What we’ll be doing is, we’ll be monitoring the unfolding of this case as far as the developments are concerned. We can’t reveal too much because it’s at a sensitive stage, as far as our legal team is concerned.”

Sizwe Pamla from Congress of South Africa Trade Unions’s said, “Give her whatever kind of assistance as a worker and as a poor person and a vulnerable person, we’ve seen this happen many times where people with money treat their domestic workers as glorified slaves.”

WATCH- Manana begged me to drop charges says former domestic worker

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