Local minority rights body wants Manyi fired

2011-04-04 00:00

GOVERNMENT spokesperson Jimmy Manyi’s controversial remarks on minorities has sparked the formation of a group in Pietermaritzburg aimed at promoting equality and the protection of minority rights.

Known as the South African Minority Rights Equality Movement (SAMREM), the group has demanded Manyi’s dismissal from Government.

Spokesperson for the group, Fred Wagner, said the movement was formally launched on Human Rights Day and they are attracting a growing membership. Wagner said they have written to President Jacob Zuma calling for Manyi to be fired. They have also objected to proposed changes to the Employment Equity Act, which advocates replacing regional racial demographics with a national one. Wagner said their programme includes challenging the policy of Affirmative Action on the basis of it being unfair.

Convenor of the Movement, city magistrate Ashin Singh, acting in his private capacity, confirmed that the organisation intended approaching the United Nations and various other international Human Right bodies in order to attempt to address the continued discrimination against minorities which has remained unchanged since apartheid. Singh is also a member of the ANC Legal Desk.

Committee members include Wag­ner, John Williams, Ahmed Khan, AK Singh, Shabeer Hoosen, Wayne Sampson and Bob Narainsamy who holds a Masters degree in Constitutional Litigation.

For more information on SAMREM email: samrempmb@gmail.com.

The organisation is in the process of setting up a website which will be operational shortly.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.