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Earlier today, former TV presenter turned social entrepreneur and producer showed up at the Randburg Magistrate's Court for the assault case against former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana.

Gaelesiwe joined the #NotInMyName movement which sprung up shortly after Karabo Mokoena's murder in response to the country's domestic and gender based violence epidemic. 

Among #NotInMyName's celebrity proponents are the likes of Cici (who is currently embroiled in a legal battle with her ex, Arthur Mafokate) as well as Cassper Nyovest who has openly denounced GBV and rape. 

34-year-old Manana trended after reports (as well as audio and visual evidence) emerged after he assaulted two women at a Fourways nightclub north of Johannesburg a few months ago. 

According to IOL, he has subsequently issued a public apology but said he had acted following “extreme provocation”. He also resigned from his post as deputy minister and was out on R5000 bail.

A second suspect linked to the incident was also arrested this morning while waiting for court proceedings to get underway after one of Manana's victims pointed him out to police officers.

"We can confirm that a man was arrested in court after one of the victims pointed him out to officers. He was held at Randburg and will be charged with assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm," said provincial police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.

Court proceedings were still underway at the time of writing. 

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