Manyi lightens his BMF load

2011-03-07 07:34

Government spokesman Jimmy Manyi yesterday passed on most of his

Black Management Forum (BMF) responsibilities to deputy president Tembakazi

Mnyaka, according to the organisation.

“At the board meeting held in Johannesburg yesterday ... Jimmy

Manyi proposed to the board that due to his high-pressured responsibilities as

both the CEO of the Government Communication and Information System and Cabinet

spokesperson, it was in the best interest of all parties for him to relinquish

most of his BMF responsibilities to me, his deputy, in order to provide more

focus to his national duty in government,” Mnyaka said in a statement.

“The board accepted Manyi’s proposal and expressed its appreciation

and confidence in his leadership.”

Details of the delegated work would still be worked out, but Mnyaka

would resume the role of chief spokeswoman of the BMF with immediate effect, she


BMF managing director Nomhle Nkumbi-Ndopu said: “The BMF board also

expressed confidence in its deputy president Mnyaka and pledged its full


“It is hoped that this move will engender a smooth exit of Manyi in

October 2012.”

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