Mampara of the week: Mduduzi Manana
NO PLACE IN POLITICS
Mananampara is a serial woman-basher. He assaulted three women at a Johannesburg drinking hole. His domestic worker accused him of pushing her down the stairs, but the NPA refused to prosecute.
He should have resigned as an MP last August when he quit as deputy minister. But no, he held on to his parliamentary seat until the day before the ethics committee was due to hear his case. Thousands of taxpayers' rands were wasted flying MPs to Cape Town for the hearing when this Mampara knew all along he would resign.
The committee's intention to recoup the wasted money from him is welcomed. Now the ball is in the ANC's court: show us that the so-called New Dawn is no mere slogan by kicking Mananampara out of the national executive committee.