No special treatment for Manana - law expert

It's common procedure for an accused to present themselves to police and summoned to court, Wits University Professor James Grant says.

There has been strong public criticism surrounding an assault charge brought against Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana.

READ: No intention to handle Manana's case in favourable manner - police ministry

ALSO READ: Manana granted R5 000 bail amid concerns of special treatment

Manana made his first appearance in the Randburg magistrates court on Thursday, where he was granted bail of R5,000 and charged with assaulting two women at a Johannesburg nightclub at the weekend.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has denied that the deputy minister received preferential treatment in court.

It is a regular occurrence that you are informed that a a particular person is wanted, you arrange with the investigating officer that your client will hand themselves in early in the morning on a particular day. They will be processed in your presence, taken off to court and you will be allowed to apply for bail there and them

James Grant, visiting associate professor at Wits

Contrary to what the public is perceiving here that there is special treatment, the truth is that there hasn't been.

James Grant, visiting associate professor at Wits

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