CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Mduduzi Manana arrives at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on February 10, 2011 (Photo by Gallo Images / City Press/ Leon Sadiki)

HIGHER education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has been granted R5000 bail in the Randburg Court on Thursday.
Manana was granted bail on condition that he does not make contact with witnesses.
The case has been postponed to 13 September for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has addressed the media regarding Manana’s case on Thursday.
Mbalula said Manana handed himself to the cops this morning and has been fully co-operative since the matter was reported. Mbalula insisted that Deputy minister Manana will not be treated with kid gloves.
“Mzansi citizens have demanded that this case be treated as serious and urgent and I also agree,” the minister added.
He says the delay was due to witnesses statements that had to be obtained first and that a case docket had to meet certain standards to make sure there is a successful prosecution.
The minister went on to say there must be new mechanisms for women to lay domestic violence claims and police stations must be the frontline.
According to the minister crimes against women and all gender based violence are not only plain evil but, also cost government and the economy money.
Mbalula announced in May that he would be launching a programme to ensure women were not turned away from police stations, and he will be unveiling it on Friday.