ANC: Manyi made sterling contribution

2012-08-31 18:31

Johannesburg - Outgoing government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi made a sterling contribution, the African National Congress said on Friday.

"In the years he served as Cabinet spokesperson and head of [the Government Communication and Information System] GCIS he showed diligence, commitment and professionalism," spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

"While we know that his task was not the easiest, he did his best to keep our public informed about government decisions and programmes."

The presidency said on Monday it was not renewing Manyi's three-year contract as GCIS CEO and Cabinet spokesperson. The contract ended on Saturday.

Manyi joined GCIS in February 2011 from the department of labour, to which he had been transferred to complete the rest of his contract as director general in the public service department.

Mthembu said the ANC wished Manyi well in his new endeavours.

"He will remain an extension of our effort to serve our people with distinction and commitment."

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  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-08-31 18:41

    Thanks Jimmy ...........................,,,,..,,,,,,......................... For leaving

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-08-31 19:05

    Manyi was a racist cretin. It took too long for him to leave in my opinion, and he didn't do a good job at all.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-31 19:19

    They like to flatter each other - no honesty. The reason this country is such a mess - that messed-up mentality.

  • shooshyu.tu - 2012-08-31 19:41

    It's only natural for the cANCer to heap praise on one of their own even if they have been a dismal failure. Mediocrity is the name of the game for these appaloosas.

  • tin.can.501598 - 2012-08-31 19:45

    Its clear he went for a reason...Mangaung on the way....Lets see what he did to deserve his ousting....Apart from what we as public saw !

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-08-31 19:46

    that's hardly high praise considering what the anc considers to be competent.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-08-31 20:01

    I hate to think what the worst is like, if this idiot is "Sterling?

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-08-31 20:08

    ....and the gold medal for incompetence goes to Manyi ant the anc!!

  • tom.theunissen.12 - 2012-08-31 20:19

    Whahahahaha crazeeeeeeee. He was nothing other than an incompetent racist. His blunders can keep a comedian fully stocked with material for the next 10 years.

  • Zahir - 2012-08-31 20:26

    If he made a contribution why did he get the boot the truth is he insulted coloured people and had unreasonable views and controvesy

  • johan.maree.5036 - 2012-08-31 20:37

    "In the years he served as Cabinet spokesperson and head of [the Government Communication and Information System] GCIS he diligently lied to the people of SA, he showed his commitment to racism and he pushed his private business interests in official government meetings while unashamedly demonstrating a lack of professionalism," - ANC (should have admitted this, but according to them, "perre drolle is vye"

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