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Manyi told to choose between jobs

2010-05-16 09:32

Johannesburg - Labour minister Membathisi Mdladlana has instructed his director general Jimmy Manyi to choose between his job in government and his position as president of the Black Management Forum (BMF), The Sunday Independent reported on Sunday.

Mdladlana who was attending a child labour conference in The Hague in Netherlands said Manyi's holding of two positions was "not sustainable".

He said they had already discussed the matter.
  
After he was appointed director-general for the department of labour, Manyi apparently promised Mdladlana that the BMF deputypresident Thembakazi Mnyaka would "carry the can" for the organisation.

Manyi later stood for the organisation's presidency and was re-elected in October, two months after he was appointed director-general.

"Now that they know he is the director-general of the department of labour for the next three years (they should appoint another president).

"Are they (the BMF) saying there is no one who can be the president of the BMF? He should have moulded a leader as he was leading," Mdladlana said.

Manyi recently said the Constitution had to be changed as it did not favour transformation. He also attacked the freedom of expression clause, blaming it for the media's criticism on President Jacob Zuma.

 - Sapa

Comments
  • Futhi - 2010-05-16 09:59

    SAPA is a DA mouthpiece - the last paragraph has nothing to do with the article.

  • Greg - 2010-05-16 10:51

    Typical elitist greed again, while the rest of his so called people he is trying improve to a better deal in life battle. Nail him it's about time.

  • Loudly South African - 2010-05-16 10:53

    "He should have moulded a leader as he was leading," Mdladlana said. "Manyi recently said the Constitution had to be changed as it did not favour transformation. He also attacked the freedom of expression clause, blaming it for the media's criticism on President Jacob Zuma." All Manyi can do is blame and lash out. He was incompetent as a leader of the BMF (no succession planning) he is incompetent as a DG (CCMA staff were left unpaid). He is the incarnation of an incompetent AA, promoted way beyond his ability ceiling. This is the real reason behind his vitriol and sensitivity.

  • @Jimmy - 2010-05-16 10:54

    Would it be racist to have a WMF (White Management Forum)? Because having a BMF (BLack Management Forum) is definitely an exclusive and racist.

  • @Futhi - 2010-05-16 11:35

    You just a mouthpiece.

  • geoff - 2010-05-16 12:14

    @Jimmy There's already a WMF called AfriForum that you could join. Which planet do you come from? You can also join a union called Solidarity if your collar is blue ... hahaha! Lastly the constitution allows you to start any organization as long as it complies with SA laws - the Broederbond is still alive and legally so - you could also join it if you are a WASP. QED

  • Graham - 2010-05-16 16:24

    Let's hope he is the first of many to be flung from the gravy train

  • Tinu - 2010-05-16 21:41

    The BMF was founded under apartheid, in 1976, and it operated legally under the regime, while blacks were being tortured and killed. They are a group of opportunists who grabbed what they could under the oppressors, and are grabbing what they can under the new dispensation. Their use of the race card is just another tactic to amass wealth for themselves.

  • Hans - 2010-05-17 07:56

    We are in desperate need of good leadership in our troubled country, to build on the many positives available. What we dont need is narrow minded racists like Manyi to polarise our society. Well said, minister.

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