ANC refuses to back Manuel

2011-03-02 21:16

Cape Town - The ANC withheld any support for Trevor Manuel's scathing attack on Jimmy Manyi on Wednesday as Cosatu sided with him and pressure piled on the government spokesperson over his controversial race remarks.

In the ruling party's only comment on Manuel's outburst against Manyi, secretary general Gwede Mantashe hinted that the ANC heavyweight and planning minister in the presidency had acted without the party's backing.

"He does not want our view. If he wanted our view he would have written a letter to us. He went into the open. We won't join the match, we won't get into that mud with him," Mantashe said.

Manuel branded Manyi a "worst-order racist" in an open letter to the Cape Times and added: "I have a sense that your racism has infiltrated the highest echelons of government."

Don't know what he smoked

Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi said he agreed that Manyi's statement about an "over-concentration" of coloured people in the Western Cape was racist and further comments along this line would call into question his fitness for high office.

"I agree with Manuel. He is right. That remark of Jimmy's was a most unfortunate statement ever to be made in a democracry," Vavi said.

"It is a bizarre statement. I dont know what he had smoked to make that statement... It is absolutely racist, in fact you can't put it in any other words.

"We'll be checking very carefully as to whether he will be making other such statements because it then calls into (question his) fitness.... whether he is fit for the position that he has just been promoted to if he harbours such views."

Manuel deserves support

Manuel's former Mbeki-era Cabinet colleague Kader Asmal urged government to make a moral choice between the views of Manuel and those of Manyi.

"Minister Manuel deserves the support and praise of all right-thinking South Africans," Asmal said in a statement.

"The choice facing us is very clear: do we stand behind the humane and generous values of Minister Manuel, or do we, by staying silent, lend our support to the mischievous and dangerous notions of Mr Manyi."

The Democratic Alliance urged President Jacob Zuma to fire Manyi, after releasing a recording of remarks he made about Indian South Africans last year while still director general of labour.

"Indians, we should be having only 3% [of positions on management]. They are sitting at 5.9%. I call it the power of bargaining. Indians have bargained their way to the top," Manyi said in an address delivered to the Durban Chamber of Commerce last year.

On a light note

The DA's federal chairperson, Wilmot James, said the address was recorded by SAFM radio on February 20 last year, a month before his controversial remarks about coloured people in an interview with DStv channel kykNET.

"The DA today calls on President Zuma to dismiss his government spokesperson, Jimmy Manyi," he said.

Manyi, also president of the Black Management Forum, confirmed he had made the remarks in his Durban address, but said they were in jest.

"The remarks were made in jest; just a jest, on a light note. I was quoting figures at the time. The remark was really just made in jest," he said.

He refused to react to Manuel's letter.

Willing to do battle

Manuel is the chairperson of the national executive committee deployed in the Western Cape to help the party regroup ahead of local government elections after losing the province to the DA in 2009.

In his letter, he said he would "do battle" to ensure that Parliament did not pass amendments to the Employment Equity Act drafted on Manyi's watch if they violated the non-racial spirit of the Constitution.

Manyi's woes began but weeks after he was appointed government spokesperson in February when the Solidarity trade union claimed that if the amendments were passed up to 80% of coloureds in the Western Cape would lose their jobs and posted a clip of the kykNET interview on YouTube.

Cosatu's Western Cape secretary general, Tony Ehrenreich, said he wanted to know the extent of Manyi's role in drafting the equity law amendment and called for an investigation into his remarks on coloured people.

"Was he instrumental in drafting the law as it come out, given his attitude?" Ehrenreich asked.

Feels violated

Political analyst Adam Habib suggested that Manuel's letter could be part of the ANC's campaign in the Western Cape ahead of the elections.

"Strategic calculations are being made about the Western Cape."

However, Habib said he believed at the same time that Manuel was personally outraged by Manyi's stance.

"The scale of it, the articulation of it, the harshness of it suggests that he is really angry and he feels violated in some personal sense."

Cope MP Dennis Bloem, who defected from the ANC in 2009, said Manuel's letter should be read as proof of a bitter battle over race policy in the ruling party.

  • daveza - 2011-03-02 21:25

    As a country we were less race obsessed 10 years ago.

      GetitRight - 2011-03-02 23:43

      @Mantashe....Manuel on his own you say?....He he he he! scared of Julius OLD MAN. We all know how he SAVAGED you the last time you tried to address the young lions on a matter of principle. Or you trying to keep your job as ANC Secretary-General because Julius's side kick Mbalula is campaigning for the position of ANC Secretary-General. No backbone hey? Whatever happened to standing up for issues on principle as the STALWARTS in the ANC OF OLD use to do....people like TAMBO...MANDELA...SISULU....GOVAN MBEKI...etc. They debated...they decided on issues as matters of PRINCIPLE. You lot are morally BACKBONE. Even the KIDS determine how your'll react to issues that require attention. Your'll may as well get out the BLUESTONE or resort to CULLING the 'coloureds" in the Western and Northern Cape as the kind of people now occupying the echelons within the ANC will see that the ANC never wins the WESTERN CAPE....even in the next 100 years. Why does the ANC not also try FORCED may help to bring the "coloured" population lower in the Western Cape.....even maybe try it with the Zulu's in Kwa-Zulu Natal to see whether it will work. "Over surplus"..."relocate to other provinces"....He he he he! You lot are beginning to sound just like the NATIONAL PARTY OF OLD. He he he he!...different time...different faces...SAME SHIT! The Veterans in the ANC must be wondering whatever became of the organization they debated policies for...they fought so hard to mould

      Win14 - 2011-03-02 23:55

      Come on, daveza, you must be joking. We are today simply more outspoken about it.Racism is a highly satisfying emotion. Just imagine there weren't any other races - you'd be bored out of your little mind. And me too. I love being a racist .. like all of you out there. Even about my own (white) race. We are the most arrogant one of the lot. And getting away with it. You other races are just far too stupid or ineffective to beat us at this game. We have done it all, colonialism, the lot, whilst you are all mouth-agape newcomers to the game. Okay - I'll admit, this BEE was quite an effective trick for you to get even .. but then again, apart from buying fancy cars and houses, you don't even half know what to really do with all your ill-gotten new wealth. Move to Switzerland and buy a castle there? Live in Santa Monica in California in some mega-million estate? Come on, mense: you are simply stuck right here with all your bling because "overseas" means f-all to you. You want to be the richest whatever in Mooiriver or any other backyard you come from. You cannot possibly actually USE all those corruption billions in any exciting way except for more BMWs and Mercs and castles. There is nothing else for you, you currupt locusts out there, you'll have to feed on what's growing right here at your front door. I am so sorry for you - because standard 3 reality and mentality seriously limits you into your very own little miserable backyard. Nobody will accept you overseas or here!!!

  • gazelle - 2011-03-02 21:25

    cant wait for the elections to be over *sigh*

  • Kvds - 2011-03-02 21:27

    The honorable, educated thing to do would be to support Manual...but what does the ANC know about honesty, education or integrity... Sad state of affairs :(

      johan - 2011-03-02 22:44

      Be very careful about who you think you are supporting, as Manual was put in the Western Cape to get ANC in power. As the analyst says and I think this to be true, this is a calculated move on behalf of the ANC. Get attention off what they are actually doing and having a scapegoat just to cover their ass. Ons thing is for certain. ANC can't be trusted to do whatever they say, as is proven over and over again every election. Very sneaky people...

      Fudge Pecker - 2011-03-02 23:33

      I agree with Johan.... NO SUPPORT FOR THE ANC WHATSOEVER EVER... Let them fight it out amongst themselves...that is Africa as we know it... rid colonialism, then turn on each other....!!! F@@RK the ANC

  • marco - 2011-03-02 21:28

    And you people the ANC are supposed to be sensitive and sharp?Some opposition politicians say Mr Manuel's rebuke may be intended to help the ANC win over the coloured vote ahead of local elections due in April.The ANC claims that Manyi's comments were made before he was appointed government spokesman last month,but still he was a leading official in the Labour Ministry and that K@K stinks.The ANC has come out and said his comments were "unacceptable" but refused to asked him to step down.Manyi was appointed to help Zuma's government prepare for the polls and push expensive job creation programmes but that should now fly right out the window.Say Jimmy you wanna listen t this "I know exactly where your body is.What I’m looking for is some indication of a brain."And there's more "Sound crazy someplace else,we're all stocked up here in the Western Cape"..."People who talk in disgusting,dehumanizing,ugly,intolerant,toxic racist rhetoric oughta shampoo my crotch.Someone once asked Jimmy Manyi "How come you always get things like that wrong?and his reply was "Because it's not important for me to get it right".

      Bla Bla - 2011-03-03 07:47

      I Second you Marco

  • CITIZEN - 2011-03-02 21:30


  • ianfrost69 - 2011-03-02 21:34

    Trevor, why not just join the DA

      nic - 2011-03-02 23:07

      hold on right there just a minute. If Trevor leaves the ANC there is no common sense left and unfortunately they run the country right now. Trevor, please stay there and keep some form of sanity in the mayhem we have to call "government"...

  • Perfume - 2011-03-02 21:35

    Mr.Manuel now is the time to jump ship bruin-ou, I see Vavi is agreeing with you hmmmmmmm....they still not going to get their paws on the WC...wasting their time!!!!!

      Karoobloed - 2011-03-02 22:23

      I really find your derogatory colour tagging of Trevor Manual offensive, whatever your intended context.

      Loodpil - 2011-03-02 23:08

      "bruin-ou" is interestingly enough the term for a website ( for SA coloureds by SA coloureds - a term Perfume used here. Massive context if you ask me. Karoobloed, maybe he wasn't trying to use a "derogatory" term ?

  • lldoidge - 2011-03-02 21:36

    Of course the ANC won't back Manuel. JZ has never liked him and made it clear when he moved him to a ministery with no responsibility. He is only using Manuel to try and win the WC. Just watch, after the elections Manuel will be redeployed again. I hope Manuel leaves before then.

  • Logs01 - 2011-03-02 21:42

    ANC, is busy with a plan to con Capetonians for an ANC (Let's support Manual in the ANC, He's OK!!) vote. Manyi is been "set-up" as "fall-guy" by the ANC. He's expendable!! Be ware, don't trust these political "games". Muns. election are coming up and they WANT the Western Cape at ALL COSTS!!

      Picasso - 2011-03-03 07:46

      Agree 100%, this was planned and executed by the ANC. Suddenly the coloureds will vote for Trevor (in the ANC people vote for a person, not idea or party)because he is defending them. The ANC is very devious.

  • Jan - 2011-03-02 21:44

    I believe Manyi just voiced in public what is the "behind the scene" policy of the ANC. Now they are sitting back to see the reaction before possibly making a single statement later if they can benefit form it. Look at their track record, the ANC is systematically working at disenfranchising all groups other than blacks. Only when everything - I repeat EVERYTHING - is in ANC hands will they believe the "war" has been won and will they openly start acting like Mugabe and Gadaffi against their "own" people. Remember they received old fashioned communist training and have that indoctrinated background. They are working with a mindset of central control, an elitist group and absolute control. The stuff the Russians let go because it did not work. A snake remains a snake no matter the sound it makes (or not)

  • Blip - 2011-03-02 21:45

    Well, it's plain for all to see that the AFRICAN National Congress is really only for black Africans. Everyone else has to move to the back of the queue to let black Africans through to the front. After all, in 100 years, the ANC has only has a black man as their party president. As if any further proof of their sexist racism is actually needed for something so blatantly self-evident! Manyi is the true face of the ANC.

  • happy - 2011-03-02 21:50

    Trevor should form his own party. the DA just whine all the time and the ANC are not helping benefit the people of SA. Take a look at the taxes, electricity costs and toll roads that have sprung up under their guard. it would be good to have a decent opposition for a change

      PlayOn - 2011-03-02 22:05

      Are you saying the DA should just be quiet and not question anything? 'Whining' after all is a way to make issues known on a public scale.

      dvdb27 - 2011-03-03 00:25

      Happy go stand in front of your mirror and shout at the top of your voice, 'I AM NOT HAPPY BEING A TOTAL DUMBASS!'

  • Realist - 2011-03-02 21:55

    What a pair of balls Minister Manuel has to stand up and be counted and sticking to the original Old ANC principles and The Charter of a non-racial SA. This New ANC has lost the plot and doesn't know the difference between right & wrong. The ANC just fails to support those that are in the right. This just proves to SA that there is a split in ANC and its thinking. What we need is more like Minister Manuel and Ex President Mandela. But where are they when we need them? Please let them stand up and be counted, SA needs them and needs them soon.

  • Realist - 2011-03-02 21:56

    What a pair of balls Minister Manuel has to stand up and be counted and sticking to the original Old ANC principles and The Charter of a non-racial SA. This New ANC has lost the plot and doesn't know the difference between right & wrong. The ANC just fails to support those that are in the right. This just proves to SA that there is a split in ANC and its thinking. What we need is more like Minister Manuel and Ex President Mandela. But where are they when we need them? Please let them stand up and be counted, SA needs them and needs them soon.

  • Deset Rat - 2011-03-02 21:56

    The voters in the next election and elections thereafter must ask themselves this question; AM I A RACIST, if the answer is YES, then he or she has qualified to vote ANC. If the answer is NO, then he or she does not qualify to vote ANC, and only qualifies to vote for any other Party>

  • anthony.schluter - 2011-03-02 22:05

    "He does not want our view. If he wanted our view he would have written a letter to us. He went into the open. We won't join the match, we won't get into that mud with him," Mantashe said. It is always outside of the party and they have nothing to say. CATCH A WAKE UP and come up with a new response! FFS!

  • Mxhuma - 2011-03-02 22:05

    Gwede Mantashe, if you are not backing Manuel, are you then in agreement with Manyi. What is your position on this issue. I really feel embarassed that Jimmy Manyi speaks for my country and gets paid for that at the level of a Director - General. What has he done to deserve all this generosity: he was reckless as the DG of Labour. Who ever suggested this guy for this position is a mercenary who is out to destroy Zuma's administration. Has the ANC ran out of cadres?

      lldoidge - 2011-03-02 22:30

      Zuma appointed him so in effect Zuma is destroying his own administration!!!! Have you noticed how race has become the biggest issue under Zuma's watch? He and Malema have done all Mandela's good work at building a non racist South Africa.

      lldoidge - 2011-03-02 22:31

      Sorry meant to read "undone all Mandela's good work"

  • Benzo - 2011-03-02 22:12

    If SA opposition parties cannot make a meal out of all this, then they do not deserve the name "opposition party". And we will have to live with the ANC till Jesus comes. I have been told through other channels that this will happen on 21May 2011.

      Janine - 2011-03-02 23:21

      Those people who believe this are going to look like right idiots on 22nd May!

  • slikka.inter - 2011-03-02 22:18

  • Chibuli - 2011-03-02 22:20

    Proof that the ANC is a blatantly RACIST organisation. A vote for the ANC is a vote for RACISM.

  • Igsaan - 2011-03-02 22:20

    I've always admired you maar wat sê jy nou Uncle Trevor? Daai klomp in die ANC is so veel aan jou verskuldig en nou verraai hulle jou beginsels. I don't want to say I told you so maar jy weet we all saw this coming. Question is, what are you going to do about it?

  • Reality - 2011-03-02 22:21

    bambani laba bathakathi!(Kill the wizards). The last words Piet Retief and his group of about 66 other white men heard when they went to see Dingaan to finalise a land deal. They were alll dragged out and killed. Dingaan was a Zulu. How do you white guys feel about trusting the present Zulu leaders??

      lldoidge - 2011-03-02 22:36

      I don't care if our leaders are black, white, zulu, xhosa, venda. As long as they are educated and can lead our country. The peanut head we have now is not fit to herd sheep.

      francoiswa - 2011-03-02 22:54

      papi, this country belongs to you and me.......... hopefully uncorrupted.......... x ............f

  • Bill - 2011-03-02 22:25

    Trevor Manuel...start a new political party with Cosatu..and challenge the ANC. You would be a stuff up of a government…but hell you would be a 1,000 times better than the ANC!!!

      Ed - 2011-03-02 22:30

      If only it was that easy.... I wish

      Aitsa - 2011-03-03 00:03

      I'm not sure they'd even be such a bad government - most successful countries on earth started getting that way when business and the unions got their sh*t together...

      MadMatt_88 - 2011-03-03 07:54

      COPE #2 - Manuel vs Vavi instead of Lekota vs Shilowa

  • - 2011-03-02 22:27

    Did Jimmy Manyi matriculate? I would guess not. It doesn't really matter what he says, hes just a moron in a suit, with no class, and less brains. Simply put, hes the future of SA.. Make up your own minds what to do.

  • Ed - 2011-03-02 22:28

    Here's Mantashe playing it safe. It will cost him dearly.

  • Karoobloed - 2011-03-02 22:29

    An ANC that disregards the moral pointers of people like Trevor Manuel and Kadar Asmal is a morally rudderless organization disregarding the legacy of Luthuli, Mandela and Naude. Mugabe should be in prison for crimes against humanity - why is the ANCYL trying to emulate a tyrant that ruined his country over the course of a few years?

  • francoiswa - 2011-03-02 22:30

    trevor manuel has started the new era for an uncorrupt south africa......... the time is now......... thank you trevor, and thanking you for having had first hand experience and be bold enough to reflect upon it......

  • Fazil - 2011-03-02 22:32

    I am of the view that we have reduced Democracy to the ballot-box, and then what? We cannot hold anyone accountable and those "elected" merely do their own thing? I am disillusioned about the parliamentary politics in SA and we need something radically different!

  • Bill - 2011-03-02 22:34

    The winds of change...they are a blowing!

  • Saige - 2011-03-02 22:37

    I just don't understand this whole racism thing. Everyday I deal with warm and kind individuals of all races. I never feel as if someone dislikes me because of my skin colour. If I look around me, it seems to me that South Africans of all races are trying really hard to make this work and to treat each other with respect and with the mutual understanding that if we do perceive differences, we are able to set them aside for the common good. I believe this is generally how the people of SA are interacting with each other. It's only when the ANC's mouthpieces start talking that one feels the discrimination and the racism. I would hazard a guess therefore that the diehard racists are those presently in government. The rest of us are trying our best to make this work despite the efforts of the ANC government to sow division. We will continue to try out best and hopefully somewhere along the way South Africa will find and install a political party that governs for the people. Never in South Africa's history have we ever had a government that had all of its people's best interests at heart. We continue to write negative stories for our history books. The ANC was supposed to change that .... but failed.

      Jacques - 2011-03-03 16:45

      Agreed.The ANC has no interest in racial harmony.

  • Francois - 2011-03-02 22:39

    Firstly Daveza, the country was less race obsessed 10 years ago, but of those 10, 7 were under the charge of the second biggest racist if the continent, that is Racist Mbeki. Then Helen, now you realy made sure that Manyi is going to stay. If Zuma fires him, it will appear as if Zuma is listening to you, so he will definitely to act in the way you want him to, he is too busy impregnating Carla Bruni to know that he is the President of SA first and then President of the ANC and then the world greatest lover after Gono of Zimbabwe.

      matla - 2011-03-03 09:06

      @Francois u r pupol, go hang yourself

      Francois - 2011-03-03 22:24

      I would have if I understood what you said with your wrong spelling and if my rope was not nationalised. Then again if being a poephol, is the qualification to go hang yourself, why is Schabir and Mo and Mbete and Lindiwe and Jimmy and Janeekop and Angie still alive? Sorry forgot to mention Racist Mbeki and Mugabe. Did you advise them too?

  • Gaanake - 2011-03-02 22:41

    Who would ever have thought that one day, after Tata Mandela had retired, COSATU would be our only hope of moral correcteness. You are doing fine COSATU, please keep it. Sorry Trevor, I'm still not sure about you, but you've started on the right track.

  • Cliff - 2011-03-02 22:41

    Trevor please leave the ANC. You have served your time well even if you took mistakenly on the job of "a good economist" instead of "a good communist". You would be welcomed as opposition to the bulbously fat cat ANC.

      Cliff - 2011-03-02 22:45

      sorry should have read, mistakenly took on the job as a good economist.................ets

  • rasta7109 - 2011-03-02 22:41

    Trevor, come over to the light side, my son, leave the dark side behind!!! You stand out like a sore finger in the ANC... a lone sensible voice in a swamp of imbeciles, called the ANC.

  • SANJEEV777 - 2011-03-02 22:52

    Manyi you chop! Trevor you legend!

      francoiswa - 2011-03-02 23:04

      sanjeev i share your thoughts, but more of us need to do that........... watch `'al jazeera" (iphone app) to keep up with things........ screw kaddafi.......... free the people of libya, and may the tribes have the sensibility to work togehter and make the country work......... :--) francois

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  • warren.higgins1 - 2011-03-02 22:54

    In 1995 I voted ANC, to give them a chance, to see how sincere they are. But after realizing that the majority of them are incompetent as leaders, I've decided to go with the sensible DA. At least they are competent to make clear decisions.

  • KDP - 2011-03-02 22:56

    The only "struggle" that Manyi knows, is the struggle for him to pass his primary schooling. Just listen to this man, and it will be clear to see that the only skill he excels at, is the ability to be a complete idiot. He should never be legally allowed to have any offspring! What a true dweeble!

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  • Mantsho - 2011-03-02 23:21

    l really dont like Gwede Mantashe at all!!

  • Xivhalu - 2011-03-02 23:22

    However Manyi is better compare to Juju Malema, ANC was a good political organisation, but now the vector is changing. But still being a racist is identified when a person speak and heard by people and people tell him that he is out of his way, then he controls hiself. Let me tell everybody that ANC HAS INDIVIDUALS INSDE. these individuals will be seen in 2014. Hihg alert!!!!!!!!

  • Xivhalu - 2011-03-02 23:28

    Poeple like Folyd, Julius etc claim to know ANC better than anyone else, let me tell that they have hidden agenda, they act like they protect the organisation while they are protecting individuals who will support them in the next coming years. Alert 2

  • markus.venter - 2011-03-02 23:29

    I believe this is a team effort by all involved to lure voters for the next election.

  • Richard v. d. Lippe - 2011-03-02 23:32

    Look Trevor is a smart man, tested and hardned, ex finance minister who generally chooses his battles wisely. So to write an open letter to Jimmy to tell him he does not really agree with the statements he made should with or without the support of the ANC not make a difference to anyone anyway. Problem was that open letters generally make nice headlines though. but in the background it will go like this: Gwede to Jimmy, you are naughty ! as reprimand you need to take a fully paid holiday to reflect on matters and next time stick to the indians they are a much easier target. Trevor would be my hero if he would send an open letter to Pres. Zuma asking him if this upgrade really needs to cost 200 Mil. or that every wife and girlfriend / bride to be really needs a luxury 4x4 from our tax money in every province, but you see, he won't do that.. like I said, he picks his fights carefully... because if he didn't the ANC would get peeved and that might get a little tricky even for Trevor. now most people of colour I know don't bother about it, they know that Jimmy went to the same school as Julius and probably failed woodwork.. enough said on that one... Trevor has made a positive impact on SA politics, so please feel free and speak up ! sommer about everything you don't like because when you have the support of the people who knows what can happen... ask anyone in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, where enough really means enough!

  • inca - 2011-03-02 23:41

    I am so proud of you, Mr Trevor Manuel, you have shown that you still have dignity. You have earned my respect,You stand out way above the rest of the ANC. I admire your open letter, you are a true son of Cape Twown. I salute you for saying what is RIGHT and not hiding and being subjected to those other incompetent people that are supposed to govern. Viva Trevor Manuel for PRESIDENT!!!! No ANC in WP. Manyi MUST be fired with immediate effect without a golden handshake or pension for life. Trevor we need you, the ANC is not backing you, come home and we will support you if you start your own political party.

  • euro-african - 2011-03-02 23:48

    It is clear the ANC does not appreciate you or even want you within their ranks Mr. Trevor, which makes a lot of sense. They have no need for anyone with intellect or ethical values. You are despised and ridiculed for being moral and doing what is best for the people of this beautiful country. Someone who is not corruptible scares them. I suggest you leave and join another political party, or better yet form your own. I would vote for you. Trevor for President!

  • Fudge Pecker - 2011-03-03 00:06

    Stupid white people still trying to do things the nice way... hahahaha then they get sh1t answers like: "They exploited us yesterday and today they are a minority?" hahahaha These creatures only understand violence....!

  • Mars - 2011-03-03 00:52

    Absolute brilliant politics – Manuel is sent to strengthen the ANC in the western cape and to do that you need a platform. The more that platform stirs emotion the better you can steer it in a direction you planned. Manuel did a great job in his previous position and in this he will do so again. That’s why the government will remain kinda silent – it’s all a good-cop-bad-cop game. As much as I hate to give the ANC any credit for anything they are brilliant at being cunning and manipulative and if that don’t work then the steam roller over whatever they want with sheer open stupidity, arrogance and disregard for any law. Remember the article about Mandela’s release that Trevor wrote? The on that they could only find an older used Cressida to pick him up from prison that morning? I was sincerely sad when I read that they had a hard time finding a “suitable car” to b/c I like Mandela but then I cried a second time thinking that in less than 10 years after that any person in the ANC top structure can make one call and have 10 Range Rovers within an hour at disposal ANY where in the country. Manuel is passionate about the ANC and pretty darn smart too – no way he will out of “pride” bring a conflict in the top circles. May the DA expose them for what they are and may the people get tired of senseless greed of selfish leaders.

  • Deon - 2011-03-03 02:38

    If Manyi was a white man, the ANC would have condemned him and joined ranks with Trovor. If Mgabe was white, we would have been in a war with Zim. Trevor, you can do what you want, just don't touch me on my studio.

  • Prinqulesh - 2011-03-03 06:19

    Prediction. Manuel to fall out of favour with the ANC. Manuel to join DA. DA to reap the rewards of having Manuel on board at the next election (well especially in the Western CaPe anyway). I reckon the DA would "own" the coloured vote if this were to happen