Women involved in Manana altercation demand justice

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File: Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has apologised to the women.

JOHANNESBURG - The three women involved in an altercation with a group of men -- including Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana -- want him out of the job.

The women are demanding justice following the incident at a Johannesburg club.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says police must investigate the case without fear or favour.

The deputy minister has apologised to the women and an assault case has been opened at the Douglasdale police station.

READ: Victims reject Manana's apology, demand justice

“I would hope that I will get justice in a timely manner, it would not drag on for years and years," said one of the victims.

Lawyers for Human Rights is also demanding Manana's immediate resignation.

"We need to remember that this is not normal. It's not normal for a minister in government to be assaulting women under any circumstances," said Sanja Bornman.

"We can't tolerate this as a society. He needs to step down."