Manuel speaks out

2013-12-28 00:00

IN a rare breaking of party ranks National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has slated a fellow ANC leader.

Mjongile drew fire from Manuel thanks to an article published on Monday on the topic of transformation in which he praised “recent changes at the Cape Times”. These changes related to the dismissal of the editor Alide Dasnois following the publication of a story deemed unacceptable by the newspaper’s owners, Sekunjalo Holdings chaired by Iqbal Survé, adding that the newspaper had “traditionally been a mouthpiece for neo-liberal fascists”.

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