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Mannya still education dept head - E Cape

2012-04-17 08:56

East London - Modidima Mannya remains superintendent general of the Eastern Cape education department, Premier Noxolo Kiviet's office said on Monday.

"The office of the premier has noted with concern the recent media reports on the future of... Modidima Mannya," Kiviet's spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said.

"We wish to re-iterate that advocate Modidima Mannya is the head of the department of education."

The Daily Dispatch reported on Monday that the ANC leadership in the Eastern Cape had told Kiviet to negotiate an exit strategy for Mannya.

The premier reportedly wanted to offer him R2m to leave, but he expected more.

Mannya denied this, saying he would serve out his contract.

Manelisi said the provincial government would not discuss in public the career matters of any civil servant.

In January, the national government intervened in the provincial department after receiving a damning report from a group of five deputy ministers who visited the province last year to assess progress.

The Dispatch reported that it was understood that Mannya had not done much to implement what had been agreed on between the national and provincial departments.