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Manyi: That’s not me on Twitter

2011-03-31 14:21

Cape Town - Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi on Thursday accused someone of "cashing in on my good name" by pretending to be him on Twitter.

Manyi told journalists in Pretoria and Cape Town he was indeed registered on Twitter, but he had never "tweeted even once".

The tweets on Twitter under his name had been posted by "someone purporting to be Jimmy Manyi".

"Someone is cashing in on my good name... it is not the genuine Jimmy Manyi," he said.

"I don't know who's this person. I haven't been seeing it, but I'm told it's not good. I'm told that somebody's really, really, really dragging my name in the mud in that Twitter business. [But] I don't know who it is.

"But at least, I can tell you... it's not me. So somebody there has got a vested interest to rubbish my name," Manyi said.
 

Comments
  • Snoopy88 - 2011-03-31 14:25

    so why don't you try shut it down... I double-dare ya!

  • advurt - 2011-03-31 14:26

    Mr Manyi : "your good name" ?? erm - no - I don't think so. Your name is nothing more than a joke.

      Explore.@24.com - 2011-03-31 16:22

      He would be a star on "Twatter"

  • Smaal - 2011-03-31 14:27

    "on my good name" ... yyyeeaaaahhhh! Sure...

  • Ccsignor - 2011-03-31 14:28

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

  • Ockert - 2011-03-31 14:29

    What GOOD name ????, You trashed it yourself by making racist comments.

  • CharlSkeptic - 2011-03-31 14:31

    Not on Twitter, but still a twat.

  • Travie - 2011-03-31 14:32

    these South African leaders are a joke they trying to keep up with civilisation by joining Twitter, Facebook like the rest of us but they cannot understand it and it angers them when they don't... honestly how many parody accounts do you see in Twitter IDIOT

  • Tantrum - 2011-03-31 14:32

    Nobody wants to rubbish your name Jimmy - you are doing a bloody good without any help. Strange how these guy work - as soon they are questioned about something they did - first answer: its not me, i did not know or it must be a third force. Hey Jimmy maybe it is the right wing extremists that used some of Andre Visagies stolen laptops to hack your account .... Ai die boere darem.

  • paulf - 2011-03-31 14:32

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      anita - 2011-03-31 14:39

      #facepalm. ha!

      daaivark - 2011-03-31 14:46

      And that refers to what exactly?

      gizzy - 2011-03-31 14:55

      Sorry, daaivark, can't help you there! Doffie!!!!

      whatsinaname - 2011-03-31 15:15

      @daaivark...you referring to the pic of the dude with his face in his palm or the #facepalm comment? Either way - it's you dude.

      The Observer - 2011-03-31 15:27

      daaivark. Are you losing the plot lately?

      Spanners - 2011-03-31 15:32

      #Fail @ Jimmy Manyi

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-03-31 15:41

      @daaivark it's an artist's impression of the word "eish"

      stuck record - 2011-03-31 16:15

      Paulf, how long did it take you to draw this..? Excellent!!

      Monde - 2011-03-31 16:17

      @daaivark aka Andre Visagie!

  • Ockert - 2011-03-31 14:33

    ? I haven't been seeing it ? -- like -- we've been having it ?? -- or -- Can you feel it ?? -- or maybe -- it is here ??

  • gizzy - 2011-03-31 14:33

    "cashing in on my good name" - Bwaaaaaaaah! My sides are splitting!!!!

      clifford.pike1 - 2011-03-31 16:17

      Exactly - keeping a straight face while reading that line is virtually impossible!

  • exocist - 2011-03-31 14:33

    he meant his good "for nothing" name

  • MJ77 - 2011-03-31 14:33

    "Good Name" - bwahahahahahahahaah!!!!

  • Melly31 - 2011-03-31 14:35

    "Yes my good name"!!! Whatever!

      paulf - 2011-03-31 14:40

      Eish Melly, this guy is a jerk. He has no name the arragant, self sented, corrupt and racist!!!

      Melly31 - 2011-03-31 15:03

      Dont worry paulf... Karma she is coming!!!:)

  • 123online123 - 2011-03-31 14:37

    "But at least, I can tell you... it's not me." -- the mantra of the new ruling elite.

      advurt - 2011-03-31 14:41

      It was taken out of context again.

      Melly31 - 2011-03-31 15:03

      @advurt - LMFAO...

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-03-31 14:38

    "cashing in on my good name" lol

  • K@K Praat? - 2011-03-31 14:38

    LOL!!! GooD Name???

  • PMG - 2011-03-31 14:38

    Good Name? Sir are you mad,drunk or high on tik?What good name - your own senior party minister called you a racist in the same mould as Verwoed ,and for the rekord a racist is not someone that can run very fast.

      geewiz - 2011-03-31 15:06

      Nah, he doesn't do tik... it's too white. Or maybe he's colourblind.. as in rattex?

  • Really? - 2011-03-31 14:39

    ehhhhhhh.... These comrades live in a fantasy world. The problem is that the "peepol" voting for them are about as intelligent as malema's facial expression

      advurt - 2011-03-31 14:43

      Love it! My new expression will be "intelligent as malema's facial expression". Hope you don't have copyright on it. Would love to use it everywhere from now!

      Really? - 2011-03-31 14:46

      No advurt you can go bos with it

  • Slapper - 2011-03-31 14:42

    What good name? You are an ANC stooge, but not even a good one.

  • daaivark - 2011-03-31 14:46

    And what good name might that be, Jimmy?

  • Susannomore - 2011-03-31 14:49

    Cry me a river - fool

  • jerome appollis - 2011-03-31 14:50

    jimmy jou dom n@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@i

  • amdisgusted - 2011-03-31 14:52

    Jimmy, nobody's dragging your name thru the mud, you have done it all by yourself! Look for attention somewhere else! How come this is news?

  • Riaan Pretorius - 2011-03-31 14:52

    I would rather pose as Charlie Sheen on Twitter.

  • Lance - 2011-03-31 14:53

    Dragging your good WHAT in (through) the mud? Lol

  • Sage - 2011-03-31 14:54

    Your good name Manyi? You're seriously delusional. I see you've also perfected the art of denial, a skill the ANC and it's minions have perfected and have no serious rivals in that department.

  • Sisie - 2011-03-31 14:55

    isn't it amazing - what over inflated egos do to you. "Cashing in on my good name" - is this an audition for Last Comedian Standing - please i nearly fell out of my chair. Give the man a noddy badge.

  • gizzy - 2011-03-31 14:57

    Jimmy, as the advocate said to the judge "jou ma se ........" That's your good name twally!

  • DeonL - 2011-03-31 14:59

    This is not news, the only strange thing is that he told journalists in Pretoria and Cape Town on the same day. Is he using skype or well travelled?

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-03-31 15:02

    So that TWIT ain't you... "cashing in on your good name"...lol..maybe you need to put that name to the test in the Cape Flats or Chatsworth....

  • geewiz - 2011-03-31 15:03

    Your good name? Let's see: racist, dumb-@5$, mampara, clown... No thanks, you're the joke!

  • ji - 2011-03-31 15:04

    what good name ?

  • Chris - 2011-03-31 15:06

    don't drink and tweet!

  • Kaballas - 2011-03-31 15:06

    Whoever it is, give that man a Bell's!

  • BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-31 15:06

    lol @ "Someone is cashing in on my good name..." ha ha ha ha ha ha ha what k@k is that, his name is deep in the sh#t already!

  • Rob - 2011-03-31 15:07

    "Someone is cashing in on my good name..." I love the way he thinks he has a good name! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WFOIII - 2011-03-31 15:09

    Maybe Mr. Manyi would like the coloured IT specialist from my company to come and have a look at his computer's set-up!

  • The Observer - 2011-03-31 15:26

    "cashing in on my good name". hahahahahahahahahahahahaahhaahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • watalife - 2011-03-31 15:29

    Good name my ass, The only thing about him that is good is his thick takkie lips that can be used for my mutt to kak on.

  • Big Al - 2011-03-31 15:32

    Seriousley, who would be stupid enough to want to be Jimmy Manyi?

  • 3-D - 2011-03-31 15:37

    @ Manyi, firstly you don't have a 'good name' and secondly if someone is taking the piss with an avatar that happens to 'represent' you, well, that's because you deserve it, you tax vampire prat !!

  • johncarlos.biza - 2011-03-31 15:39

    "cashing in on my good name"- If he has a good name, then mine will be spoken of for generations to come

  • jannie.swem16 - 2011-03-31 15:41

    Doh Jimmy! You dont have a name... you racist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ratex - 2011-03-31 15:44

    Firstly, you don't have a good name chop, secondly try shut Twiiter down - I dare you, thirdly whilst TWITter is a good enough name for you, perhaps you should join all three social media sites - you could join Youtube, facebook and Twitter, i would suggest that you call it YOU TWIT FACE

  • thinker - 2011-03-31 15:50

    Jimmy why register if you not going to use it...LOL..or did you get scared because Malema was going to shut it down...hahahahah

  • Niren Mahabir - 2011-03-31 15:51

    What "good name"? You Twit.

  • michaelp1 - 2011-03-31 15:55

    'My good name' - EPIC Delusions of Grandeur!

  • jds - 2011-03-31 16:07

    You have been dragging your name through the mud all on your own!!next, you will obviously try to shut twitter down right??

  • dies irae - 2011-03-31 16:09

    @Jimmy Maniac, if you ever read this there is a over population of k@ fur s on Twitter they must be relocated to Zoobook, Foot check jou pittekop.