Chabane pledges support for Manyi

2011-03-08 21:27

Johannesburg - Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane pledged his support to Jimmy Manyi on Tuesday as calls mounted for the beleaguered government spokesperson's head.

Chabane said he had noted "repeated calls" in the media calling for Manyi to be fired for making racist remarks about coloureds and Indians.

"Mr Jimmy Manyi remains the Cabinet spokesperson and the chief executive officer of GCIS, and continues to execute his responsibilities," Chabane said.

Manyi said in a show broadcast on kykNET's Robinson Regstreeks in March 2010 that there was an "over supply" of coloureds in the Western Cape. At the time he was labour department director-general.

In an address to the Durban Chamber of Commerce, also in 2010, Manyi said: "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." 

Prove himself

Chabane said Manyi, in executing his duties, had a responsibility to represent the views and decisions of government and not those of his own.

"The minister further expresses confidence in the ability of (Mr) Manyi to execute his duties.

"He will continue to receive the support of the ministry and should be given an opportunity to prove himself in his new role," Chabane said.

Manyi's comments have split the ANC.

Last week National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel wrote an open letter to Manyi calling him a "worst-order racist".

ANC ally, the SA Municipal Workers' Union, along with opposition parties and other trade unions, has called for Manyi to be fired.

But earlier on Tuesday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe's came to Manyi's defence, blaming the controversies surrounding the ANC on "racial prejudice" and "hatred for change", while giving tongue-lashings to Manuel and Samwu.

  • Stuartthom - 2011-03-09 06:25

    A mininster of performance monitoring????????? What a joke his head should be first to roll

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-09 14:24

      And another racist comes crawling out of the woodwork. I wonder what he did for the leading faction in the ANC to be rewarded with what is obviously a bogus department and bogus ministerial position.

  • Other Justin - 2011-03-09 11:17

    Collins Chabane, thank-you for admitting that you are a racist and that you go against all of the values that the ANC supposedly stand for, thank-you for admitting that you are against all of the ideals that Nelson Mandela stands for. Congratulations, you are now a part of the club that is dividing the country. May you and your 'party' racist organisation go to HELL.

      richardzuma - 2011-09-29 10:03

      justin u need a mental doctor young,,dis country and democracy we hv fought for and ur racist stament online is nt going to help u..rather u idiot article is nt goin to help.,our dream as youth of sa is make white feel the pain we hv felt durin post apartheid..u white skin or pinkie vaark ur fear da truth..forward with ecomomic freedom in our life tym..and u must respect our leaders bastard

  • Ccsignor - 2011-03-09 11:30

    go figure..another racist in the by one they show their true colours

  • kratos - 2011-03-09 12:24

    ANC = shitbags F!@# em! 67% of the citizens of SA is a bunch of idiots following the ANC like pied piper with their empty promises and corruption. Africa how much more can you endure my queen...

      Chirinda - 2011-03-09 15:35

      I truly agree with the issue of corruption within the South African goverment. However, I potently disagree with your ignorant and derogatory statement "67% of the citizens of SA is a bunch of idiots". Please respect buddy. In fact you are the one who is proving your imbecility online. If you got nothing to say play solitaire on your PC or Laptop.

  • arthsterorama - 2011-03-09 12:48

    Hang on isn't one of the signs that Jesus is coming, Brother turns on brother??? Seems to me Zuma is a fortune teller now and the ANC is going to be out of here soon.

  • Tshifhiwa - 2011-03-09 13:06

    defending one of our own, now that is the trues spirit of ubuntu.

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-03-09 13:38

      indeed. ubuntu = racist black movement. DA? (Dictionary Anyone?)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-09 13:52

      Kicking one of you in the @ss is MY Ubuntu...

  • Zamaswazi - 2011-03-09 13:36

    Another relative unknown looking to get a mention in the papers.

  • closedeye - 2011-03-09 13:56

    Who the hell are you and where did you jump out of the woodwork. go back to woodwork class....

  • Dumisani - 2011-03-09 13:59

    I don't kno whether I'm blond why is this issue only raised tweve months after Manyi made comments. Is it electionnering or people have selective amnesia when the time is not right.- Dumisani

  • paulf - 2011-03-09 14:26

    It is obvious that they will support each other. ANC stands for All Nationally Corrupt!!!!!

  • Tamzien - 2011-03-09 14:53

    Is Jimmy an ANC member? (I am not a member or supporter. Its just i cant help but think that people assume if you a successful native. You must be aligned to the ruling party) #lmoa"native"

  • jeffery - 2011-03-09 15:12

    Indians and coloured are the same you won't see them in the townships they are the real racist people in Mzanzi.They don't like us black peolpe they think they are too clever ,bacues they don't have any stand point,they will tell you that they are previously disadvantage when they are with blacks.Kaapstad is vol van kleurling and hulle Kaap behort aan hulle.Jy sal nie 'n kleurling by Limpopo in Venda kry.Tot by Factories kleurlinge dink aan hulle,meerste van hulle hou nie van swart mense.

  • jeffery - 2011-03-09 15:15

    I fully support Jimmy Manye i won't bit around the bush,by the of apartheid were where these colourds and indians,reverse your mind and think about that.

      poorwhite - 2011-03-09 15:20

      uh, speak english jeffrey! racist!

      Sputs - 2011-03-09 15:22

      just goes to show how ignorant you are of history, and in the process lay bare your shallowness.

      Aabels - 2011-03-09 15:42

      You need proper schooling my friend. You cannot learn anything in the bush!!!!!!

  • Sputs - 2011-03-09 15:30

    the ruling party: devoid of truth, integrity, ethics and morality; led by people who have no scruples, no honour, no shame, no morals; propped up and kept in power by plying ignorant and loyal voters with a plethora of promises to keep a coterie of controversial characters in the citadel of power, whilst looting state coffers without any sense of guilt. Mantashe and Chabane's responses are doing what naturally comes to them, deny the truth, defend shady characters, show no remorse and to hell with anyone who dare oppose them. We are in deep deep trouble under the present government and the wayward ruling party. Trevor Manuel wil do well to leave the party, Mantashe's unjustified reprimand is a sacking order to Trevor.

  • YES - 2011-03-09 15:43

    There are clear divisions within the ruling party and pointers are that the a functionary is favoured over a cabinet minister. I am sure all these doesn't go down well with other members of the cabinet - in particular, those who have independent mind such as displayed by revor manuel.

  • ILOVEME - 2011-03-09 15:56

    ok everyone breath in and think before your respond to this one.... there is an oversupply of blacks in limpopo and then need to move around to get this a fact or racist remark. I rest my case and agree with Jimmy.....

  • patrickb - 2011-03-09 16:03

    STOP MOANING!!! I love this bloke. He is the greatest salesman the ANC have got. Long may he make a tit of himself. I wonder what size shoes fit his mouth, probably size 16.

  • Boetman - 2011-03-09 16:40

    Ha, ha, ha....Zuma got what he wanted. A spokesman who is bigger than the story he is supposed to be telling. I like Jimmy. He is a stand-up Racist, unlike most of his comrades in government, who are closet racists.

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-14 17:10

    Of course, the Angolans couldn't wait to get Chab's out of that country as quick as they could and he has isolated himself into the smallest narrow minded racist group The ANC dedicated extremist supremists - in the world - so yes he WILL support another chommie who can arrange a mass of unethical deals before the racist bubble bursts. BUT where is the indian in this woodstack?

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