Manyi denies firing

2012-06-08 08:45

Johannesburg - Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi has denied a report on Friday that he received a letter indicating that his contract would not be renewed.

"There is no such thing, it is a complete fabrication," Manyi said.

Harold Maloka, spokesperson for Minister of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Collins Chabane, echoed these sentiments.

"The minister did not have a discussion with Manyi regarding his contract and there was no such letter."

The Mail & Guardian reported that Manyi had received a letter from Chabane to inform him that his contract would not be renewed when it expired in August.

An unnamed government official was reported as saying: "Effectively [Manyi] has been sacked from government, in particular for repeatedly making embarrassing remarks".

Another official claimed Manyi's comments on the Gauteng e-tolls were "thoughtless".

  • ashley.james.3701779 - 2012-06-08 08:52

    Whats up with these people that are fired and play DOM.

      Michaele - 2012-06-08 08:53


      Vicker - 2012-06-08 08:57

      Not so much these people that play (are?) DOM, it is more about a gutless presidunce who is unable to open his mouth and issue a firm, unambiguous statement. Same as in Cele's case...

      Rabble-Rouser - 2012-06-08 08:57

      Obfuscation is their business.

      Henk - 2012-06-08 09:02

      ANC cadres are saints. They never do anything wrong.

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-06-08 09:02

      Manyi if wishes could became true your racist I would wish you were. Another person employed by government that divided the country!!

      Bryan - 2012-06-08 09:12

      Typical of the ANC fatcat cadres....always in denail!!! Par for the course I reckon...

      Christopher - 2012-06-08 09:12

      That's the anc's modus cowardly to tell them in their face...Media has to tell them. Good riddance,any anc official fired, is good anyway.

      NrGx - 2012-06-08 09:13

      He still has to find it amongst the work load that sits on his desk. Problem 1: finding it Problem 2: reading Problem 3: accepting

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-08 09:18

      eish, I kant beleef

      Greg - 2012-06-08 09:45

      He is a dis-information spin doctor. Nothing is ever admitted by these guys, only if they are in the limelight and its going to boost them positively do the admit something.

      bernpm - 2012-06-08 09:46

      they don't play, they are DOM

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-08 08:59

    Well there goes the Gucci suit account !!

  • pjcbs - 2012-06-08 09:00

    IF Jimmy leaves government, they can use him in the Proteas. They need a great spinner.

  • tobydt - 2012-06-08 09:00

    If the government denies, then its true. Sorry jimmy, you will be missed. Now go **** yourself.

  • Sonja - 2012-06-08 09:02

    Well, he's used to lying...

  • Stille - 2012-06-08 09:04

    Errr...there's a mo*rse difference between being FIRED and not having your contract renewed.

  • lucky.evans1 - 2012-06-08 09:05

    what is his role by the way...

      Rabble-Rouser - 2012-06-08 09:06

      Spin doctor.

      Stille - 2012-06-08 09:10

      Zuma has a direct line from his rectum to this man's mouth.....

      Press - 2012-06-08 11:49

      To lie on behalf of the balls-less . . . .

      Press - 2012-06-08 11:51

      By the way - I actually liked the way he lied - he was gooood . . .

  • Winifred - 2012-06-08 09:14

    great, now maybe the rest of these arrogant officials that think we should bow down to them will also go.

  • Malcolm - 2012-06-08 09:17

    In other news - ANC denies water is wet. Has anyone else noticed that they will deny absolutely anything and everything? (Even AIDS) I don't think they actually even listen to what the allegation is it's like a reflex.

  • Juan - 2012-06-08 09:21

    ANC maybe doing some house cleaning? It sure as hell can do with a lot more cleaning up

  • altusvanzyl - 2012-06-08 09:23

    Deny... Racism...Political complot...Revolutionary... The same all over and fkin over again so TIRED of ANC.

  • marcus.daily3 - 2012-06-08 09:26

    This is not a bad dream chief, this is reality.

  • Loo - 2012-06-08 09:29

    LOL TYPICAL govt. I'm in the private sector .. and let me tell you Manyi , ,when I fire someone .. they KNOW about it. Only in government confusion will reign regarding being fired or not.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-06-08 09:29

    payback is a m...........r enjoy life out in the political wilderness i hope you will move to never never land where you belong

  • Babytrish4life - 2012-06-08 09:49

    "This is not just a bad dream, it's reality and it's going to happen. No one should have any illusion whatsoever that this thing is going to go away. It's a fact of life and it's going to happen." This is the right time for you to take your own advice Jimmy....What goes around comes around twice as much you idiot!!!!!! There's no smoke without fire!!!!!

  • sika.ncamane - 2012-06-08 09:51

    there seems to be a tendency of the media fabricating stories.Firstly is was Cele being fired, then Mkhwanazi and now Manyi...! I wonder what is it that they trying to archive? My guess is that they want to swing the governemnts stance on these people.....!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-06-08 09:54

      Or the government is purposefully releasing false statements via fake whistleblowers to make the media seem like it is lying?

      Stille - 2012-06-08 10:46

      if government goes to news24 for opnions, ...oh wait...that explains how you lot think...nevermind.

      Deon - 2012-06-08 12:38

      Manyi can clear it up by showing us his new contract. Mr Zuma might have to defend himself in the courts again should he fails to fire Cele.

      Clive - 2012-06-08 13:54

      I wonder what you will say, Sika, when it turns out that Cele and Manyi have indeed been fired.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-06-08 09:52

    It's simple... How do you destroy your biggest enemy (media)? Contradictory stories from different sources, aimed to discredit journalism.

  • Gavin - 2012-06-08 09:52

    the another national crisis party couldn't find it's own ass with the aid of a mirror on a stick as it's still STUDYING THE DOCUMENT !!

  • Ditantane - 2012-06-08 09:54

    i hope it is true and that Collins Chabane must go too then fire yourself mr president please.

  • Ryno - 2012-06-08 10:03

    as usual everything gets denied - so i am sure it is true. you are the weakest link, good bye!!

  • Joe - 2012-06-08 10:15

    Manyi denies denying ANC denies that Manyi denied Mac denies that ANC denied about Manyi denying welcome to the great state of denial, not just a river in Egypt

  • Nomfundo - 2012-06-08 10:24

    Jimmy Manyi it's time 4 u 2 go!! U have treated the South African public with such arrogance and disrespect!! @ times I was not even sure whether u were a politician or a civil servant bcoz u behaved worse than some politicians. R u also gonna fite your dismissal in court? let's wait & c maybe another circus wil play out.

  • Clive - 2012-06-08 10:32

    Anything Manyi denies must be true; he is spokesman for a lie, deny and cover up government.

  • lownabester - 2012-06-08 10:33

    Manyi is the one person that must go and the sooner the beter.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-08 11:03

    Deny everything..never admit anything is the motto of the ANC !! Manyi is a racist pig who must go!!

  • Alfie - 2012-06-08 11:20

    I will be happy if Manyi is FIRED this is the punk that said we can all make noise & cry as much as we want but we will pay The E-TOLL, i hated him since then cause he doesn't respect us and its our tax money that pays him.

  • cuthbert.murwisi - 2012-06-08 12:55

    Gvt Rule #1 Deny everything ( even the obvious. "It is not true that the sun rises from the east. There is no such thing, it is a complete fabrication."

  • mohlala.moroamadile - 2012-06-08 13:28

    This is one man who is misguided, thoughtless and continuously addresses the public like he is running a chop-shop. I don't subscribe to talks like these, "but I do hope he doesn't get redeployed anywhere in the public sector".

  • non-believer - 2012-06-08 13:42

    when do you know when Jimmy's lying? His lips move or he opens his mouth

  • Jared - 2012-06-08 15:45

    Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

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