Manyi: No comment on Manuel letter

2011-03-02 10:12

Johannesburg - Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi on Wednesday said he would not comment on an open letter by Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel in which he was labelled a "racist".

"I'm not going to say a word. Not a word," Manyi told Sapa.

In the open letter, which was published in the Mercury newspaper, Manuel hit out at Manyi over his comments on coloured people.

"I want to draw your attention to the fact that your statements about 'an over-concentration of coloureds' are against the letter and spirit of the South African Constitution, as well as being against the values espoused by the Black Management Forum since its inception," Manuel wrote in the letter.

Racist like Verwoed

"I want to put it to you that these statements would make you a racist in the mould of HF Verwoed [Hendrik Verwoed, former SA prime minister, dubbed the "architect of apartheid"]."

Manyi, then the director-general of labour, 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.

The ANC distanced itself from Manyi's remarks, saying they were "disturbing" and "unacceptable".

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) deputy chief executive officer Vusi Mona had since apologised for the remarks on Manyi's behalf.

Manuel wrote that the fact that Mona had issued an apology for Manyi's remarks showed "...that you [Manyi] lack the moral conviction to publicly apologise says so much about your acute lack of judgement".

"Mr Manyi, you may be black, or perhaps you aren't, because you do not accept that label and would prefer to be 'only a Xhosa', whatever the label you choose, I want to put it to you that your behaviour is the worst-order racist."

Employment equity bill

Manuel said that because of Manyi's comments government was being asked to explain what "was in the mind" of drafters of the amendments to the employment equity bill.

"Now, in the light of the utterances you have made at a time when you were the DG of the department of labour, and given the fact that the amendments to the Employment Equity Act were drafted during your tenure, I have a sense that your racism has infiltrated the highest echelons of the government."

Manuel pointed out to Manyi that the "coloureds" were the sons and daughters of those who had fought anti-colonial battles and made huge sacrifices in the struggle against apartheid.

"By the way, what did you do in the war, Jimmy?" he asked.

Manuel ended off the letter with: "I know now who Nelson Mandela was talking about when he said from the dock that he had fought against white domination and that he had fought against black domination. Jimmy, he was talking about fighting against people like you."

  • Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:16

    Go Trevor.Leave the ANC and start your own party

      Zakhele - 2011-03-02 10:38

      I say we charge him with gross violation of ANC good code of conduct. As a senior member he should have known that his letter would end up in public. Get rid of him Mr. Zuma.

      WillF - 2011-03-02 10:39

      That would be awesome. He is one of the most intelligent people in the ANC. Always wondered why he stuck around so many dead beat uneducated fools. On what level can most of the ANC ministers relate to Trevor? What would they talk about? Philosophy or old fashioned revoltunary styled dead brained ideology in Mugabi or Verwoed style.

      tshepotheterminator - 2011-03-02 10:44

      mumford who does not know when to use their and there in a sentence.... manual can go the ANC is a black party not a half and half party...let him go and start his own party, whoever left the ANC always found it difficult in the cold and they all eventually froze to death just ask COPE.....i am sure Trever manual will be a great addition to the little da they suit each other

      Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:45

      zakhele...the crack in the ANC is widening more and more everyday.

      Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:47

      @TSHEPO..........."mumford who does not know when to use their and there in a sentence.... manual can go the ANC is a black party not a half and half party"...YOUR SENTENCE MAKE'S A LOT OF SENSE.LOL

      GetitRight - 2011-03-02 10:50


      Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:52

      1st April TSHEPOO DAY

      tut - 2011-03-02 10:59

      @Tshepothedefecator. Your comments below reinforce the point that blacks are more racist than whites! VIVA the new ANC apartheid regime! You are right though about one thing! Manual is better suited in an honest democratic political party like the DA! Thanks for your input!

      Mxo32 - 2011-03-02 11:02

      Smart move by have to give it to them. This is a ploy and Manuel has been instructed to do it . Damage control

      cancer1983 - 2011-03-02 11:04

      @Zakhele: It's OPEN letter, it's supposed to be public! @themorontshepo: Well done on finally figuring out the difference between "their" and "there". Your mother must be proud. Now if only we could get you to understand punctuation and when to use capital letters...

      Fred - 2011-03-02 11:05

      @Zakheli .... My goodness, what an idiot you are. When every country in the world values a good, honest (non-corrupt) government that delivers on its election promises, you are stupid enough to doggedly praise the bunch of gangsters that we have in power. What then is the "good code of conduct" that you refer to? Is it the code of the promise to be as corrupt, greedy, self-serving as possible that you admire???? Rather stay off these forums than display your ignorance of decency. You say that you warned Zuma …. That means that you are probably one of the inner circle of corrupt, greedy, self-serving swine and you are probably writing this rubbish so you can show your bosses what a loyal cadre you are. Don’t worry, the wheel always turns and one day it will crush you as well

      Jo - 2011-03-02 11:18

      I think it's good that Manyi hasn't commented - it's important for the real struggle heroes to realise that the big-bucks newbies hold them in extreme contempt, as they hold ALL the citizens of SA - black, coloured and white. If the neoANC didn't despise us all, they wouldn't ignore our needs, unemployment and health problems until just before elections - and then start handing out food parcels to voters who dwell in shacks. I can't think of anything more demeaning, when they could have spent the last five years helping such constituents to feed themselves. My only disagreement with Trevor: I don't think that Jimmy Manyi is just a racist, I think that he is quite capable of being cruel to Xhosas if they get in his way. Not a role model, not an example, not a veteran, not a trail-blazer, not a builder, visionary or a bridge-builder - it's hard to find a reason to place him in any position where wisdom gets to wield power.

      G.du Plessis - 2011-03-02 11:23

      @tshepo. why would you want to get rid of an intellectual of your party? why would you not want a man who presided over south Africa's greatest period of economic growth?

      Badger - 2011-03-02 11:25

      @tsepotjie. Please get on your broom and fly away. The adults want to talk. Bloody agent racist.

      Skippr - 2011-03-02 11:26

      @ Zakhele. Stop mixing your tik with OMO.It makes you even more delusional...

      matla - 2011-03-02 11:28

      Good riddance

      springbokke - 2011-03-02 11:34

      A violation of ANC good code there's a thing/

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 11:48

      @Tshepothedonkeyhumper - Just when I thought you had at least 1 braincell, you went and proved me wrong. When you stand in a brisk wind, do you hear the wind whistling through the empty cavern that is your head? Have a sh1t hot day!

      LBS - 2011-03-02 11:48

      That may be a very good idea! Even I may vote for him.

      Zakhele - 2011-03-02 11:51

      @ G.du Plessis- "why would you not want a man who presided over south Africa's greatest period of economic growth?" Economic growth that forgot to build Eskom, Roads, Collapsing Water infrastructure, Ageing roads and potholes, but gave all the money to Alec Erwin to blow it up on PBMR and Arms Deal? Economic growth that refuse to allocate money for HIV/AIDS? Economic growth that allowe mother of all corruption at the Land bank? Economic Growth that refused to listen to scientists predictions of the acid mine drainage concequences? G.du Plessis where do guys like you get your education? When Trevor was a Minister of Finance all the money went to educated loots and now in Jacob Zuma's regime the money good to the uneducated loots. It's the same sh*t everyday. Don't just blindly throw in statement like yours and not qualify them?

      Skippr - 2011-03-02 12:10

      @Zakhele. You're not listening. STOP MIXING YOUR TIK WITH OMO. IT MAKES YOU DELUSIONAL!!! Do you have the faintest idea of how budgetary processes work? Please familiarise yourself with it before assuming Trevor had a crystal ball during his tenure as Finance Minister which had to compensate for the inadequacies of government departments on national, provincial and local level in terms of planning.

      G.du Plessis - 2011-03-02 12:49

      @zakhele I have to degrees so please don't mock me. I take it from your robust criticism of the ANC's achievements that you don't vote for them, and that you are an opposition supporter? Check GDP growth under Manuel too.

      G.du Plessis - 2011-03-02 12:52

      I obviously meant to say two degrees but my mobile keeps pretending it knows what I want to type!

      Warren - 2011-03-02 20:12

      @ G. du Plessis: Stop blameing your mobile, we know it was your big fat troll thumb!!! Lol.

      G.du Plessis - 2011-03-03 01:24

      @Warren. Actually I have a lovely slim thumb!! Haha.

      Mgayi - 2011-03-03 09:46

      @Warren & G.du Plessis Guys , please dont start the size debate because you may not like the direction it will end up taking

      Warren - 2011-03-03 17:46

      @ mgayi: Well done my bru, you put me to shame & you win hands down. Tomorrow you can move your victorius self into my 4 bed house, marry my wife, watch Chiefs on my "46" l.e.d. Sony tv, take possetion of my (three) bank accounts, my two cars, my speed boat, my 2 quads, my very sucessful take away franchise & bottle store & my 3 timeshare holidays. Shit, you can even have my friends. All this coz you outsized me! My life is ruined & I'm so humiliated by you, O Lord of the BROWN Ring!!!

      Mgayi - 2011-03-04 08:56

      @Warren Oh c'mon Warren , why bring your wife into this ? Don't you know a joke when u read one ? Keep all your assets man , I have no intention of redistributing nor nationalising them

  • maphindies - 2011-03-02 10:18


  • Parko - 2011-03-02 10:20

    Can't argue with that

      IandI - 2011-03-02 10:29

      Jimmy Manyi, govt spokesperson needs to appoint his own spokesperson! This may help create the millions of jobs the ANc has been promising...hehe.

      Kaapie - 2011-03-02 10:53

      Landl he needs a spin doctor more likely

      Warren - 2011-03-02 20:15

      I bet you Jee-me is under strict orders to shut t.f.u.!!!

  • Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:22

    Malema day- 1st April

  • Makutu - 2011-03-02 10:22

    NOt that many people would be able to respond to such truths anyways. Manyi, you are a FOOL!

  • jdt1974 - 2011-03-02 10:23

    Trevor, why did you have to go take the stupid car?

  • Shistirrer - 2011-03-02 10:25

    It's called "Taking one for the team". Well orchestrated damage control by the ANC.

  • Alwyn - 2011-03-02 10:26

    The whole black Goverment is racist,They believe only blacks can be racist,,the fact is their actions are becoming worst than the apartheid regime,It wont take long before opposition are silenced.And the worst part is that the Black majority will keep voting for these fools untill this country is in the same mess as Zimbabwe.But as long as the power is in black hands they are happy doesnt matter what the future holds.Corruption,nepotism,racism,Incompetancy,is in the order of the day,every week at least two to three stupid statements are made by the powers that be affecting everybody in this country but it is laughed off and the next statement are made.Service delivery is at an all time low in this country but who gives a damn,as long as expensive parties can lift the spirit who gives a damn?,What we must realise is that we are currently playing with our childrens future by allowing these idiots to stay in power,Lets get rid of them in the next election and vote competancy in

      Alwyn - 2011-03-02 10:27

      Sorry meant to say that they believe only whites can be racist

      4daluvofSA - 2011-03-02 10:40

      Racism - a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that "one's own race is superior" and has the right to rule others. Discrimination - treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination. Which one of the 2 does "the whole black Government" fall under or is it both? Xhosa's or Zulu's can also discriminate against Venda's or Tswanas or Hindus against Muslems, Afrikaaners against the English ect..

      Zondo - 2011-03-02 10:43

      Black people will never vote 4 you if keep talking like that!!! as long as you generalise like that U'll never unite this nation... Manyi said what he said, and it has nothing to do with all black people.

      lustylucy - 2011-03-02 10:54

      oh alwyn go jump in the ocean! or better yet go to europe im sure ull be happy there with all yo red neck buddies. but alas i dont think u will cos ull never crack it there. face it u benefitted from apartheid and still do.

      Alwyn - 2011-03-02 10:57

      @ZONDO-Show me one person in the Goverment that is not a racist then i will withdraw my statement,truth is even Trevor had his moments before,Remember the I rather support the all black rugby team because of the Springbok emblem and the fact that the whites are selected in stead of coloureds.My statement was regarding the ANC goverment not aimed at the general black person out there,And please dont vote for me i am not in a position to be voted for,vote to keep your childrens future secure,DOESNT MATTER WHAT RACE,They deserve a country that has not been looted of their recources and with hate and violence,we owe it to them

      Alwyn - 2011-03-02 11:18

      @Lusty Lucy,with a name like that should you not rather stick to comments in the Hustler or Playboy?

      damascus - 2011-03-02 11:35

      Surely now it is evident that the tide is turning. This is a sign that the elite in the ANC (post Polokwane) will be taken to book. Marginalisation of the intellectuals within the ANC will hopefully come to an abrupt end. Those who believe in the ANC of old will have to fight to restore the organisation to its former glory. The minister has taken up that responsibility, to repair the seemingly irreparable damage caused by the ‘leaders’ of the NEW ANC. Things will undoubtedly get worse for the party before they get any better and stanch supporters of the organisation will have to resolute in their fight for a better ANC. I salute you Mr M, for your courage to swim up stream and not towards the abyss of the sewer that awaits your fellow comrades

      modefan - 2011-03-02 11:47

      I've got a question, why does all the racist Anc people always tell the the whites to go back to Europe, they don't want them here? ...I'm asking because during appartheid, didn't Europe impose sanctions on South Africa and give the a ANC safe haven in europe when they were hunted over here?

      Felix - 2011-03-02 11:53

      Now now LoopyLustyLoosy that doesn't sound like democracy to me... You must be enjoying you goverment job. Now get off the computer and stamp some documents.

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 11:54

      @lustylucy - Get over yourself! This is such a stupid response, what is it with people like you? When in doubt, blame apartheid? Welcome to the party, you are a part of the problem. PS. You are the one now benefitting from Reapartheid, but that is probably fine by you. Double standards?

      Alwyn - 2011-03-02 12:14

      @Lusty Luicy,The way the ANC is Squandering money There will be nothing left when you get out of primary school,Now act you age of ten and pay attention in class.The ANC will rule as predicted untill Kingdom comes mainly because they will cling to power like Mugabe and Gadafi,For calling me a racist,,,i did not make any remarks against any race unlike your idol bra Jimmy,Or advocated that a specific group within the country must be killed and called it my herritage,no all i am doing is aking that we think about all of our childrens future but being 10 you wouldnt understand that.Secondly the way the ANC is screwing up before the election is a blessing to the DA,who without any doubt will manage a few more provinces ,

  • Bla Bla - 2011-03-02 10:31

    Mauel if you leave the ANC, and you form your own party i wil vote for you.

  • zibbalans - 2011-03-02 10:32

    Bigs up to Trevor Manuel. Jimmy's not responding coz he know that Trevor is the real deal, no mickey mouse. You, my dear Jimmy, are such a dissappointment.

  • TBOOZE - 2011-03-02 10:33

    lol nw they think they hv a voice, trevor is going no where..

  • GBES - 2011-03-02 10:33

    I wonder when Malema/JZ will fire Trevor..mmmmm? ANC members are not supposes to think or speak out publicly ! He was suppose to lie down and be raped by these racists,who seems to be springing up everywhere.

      Zakhele - 2011-03-02 10:36

      GBES- Let us use this loophole and expose Trevor for what he is? We need put all evidence of a complete violation of the good code of conduct. I warned Jacob Zuma nt to keep this snake. Rember when he resigned when Mbeki was recalled? Once a snake always a snake buddy!

      Felix - 2011-03-02 10:42

      Zakhele, I hope the snake eats all your corrupt rats and pigeons!

      Fred - 2011-03-02 10:45

      @Zakheli .... My goodness, what an idiot you are. When every country in the world values a good, honest (non-corrupt) government that delivers on its election promises, you are stupid enough to doggedly praise the bunch of gangsters that we have in power. What then is the "good code of conduct" that you refer to. Is it the code of the promise to be as corrupt, greedy, self-serving as possible that you admire???? Rather stay off these forums than display your ignorance of decency.

      Zakhele - 2011-03-02 10:53

      @Fred - Trust me I have good intentions about this. All I am asking is that Trevor Manuel as a concerned senior member of cabinet and ANC should have addressed his letter to both Malema and Jimmy Manyi. He is not attacking Malema because he knows what will happen but would rather attach Jimmy for a lesser offence. We all know what will happen if Trevor was a concerned leader and if he tried writing a ltter like this to Malema. Trevor mustn't be differential, he must solve racist problems in the ANC, unless his concerns pertains to teh coloureds only.

      Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:59


      William Baker - 2011-03-02 11:11

      Zakhele.. you speak of the ANCs code of conduct. maybe you should read more!! the news papers have been filled with examples of ANC members who have no regard for the laws of South Africa. for example , doing well over 200kph on a highway! and you have an issue with Mr Manuel standing up for the original principals of the ANC.Racism of all sorts are no longer welcome in SA. and having some bonehead from the ANC saying what he did is a slap in the face for all South Africans who suffered during oppression and who helped fight it. Im glad Mr Manuel had the balls to stand up for what he believes in and for what he fought for. Thank you Trevor for showing that even the ANC has some good honest members.

      vdmerweas - 2011-03-02 11:22

      Zakhele you are the weakest link or rather the missing link...and you leave with nothing.Good Bye

      Alwyn - 2011-03-02 11:23

      @ZAKELE-i have news for you,the ANC code of conduct has been replaced by the handbook on corruption,nepotism and racism,Start following the news,you will realise that you just a moment ago had a lapse of your brain ,and therefore confusing this forum as the snake park

      Jo - 2011-03-02 11:28

      Zakhele, when you are in charge of the money paid by the taxpayers of SA - and that means everyone who buys a can of Coke (VAT) - then you don't have the right to insult people in public and only get chastised in private. If Manyi wants to be chastised in private, then he needs to keep his hatred of Coloured South African voters and workers quietly inside his own home, or around whichever comrades agree with him. To make statements that you will move 1 million taxpayers (and our tax base now only HAS 6 million supporting 15 million on welfare) out of their jobs because of their skin colour - he's not only just as racist as the apartheid government, but far more stupid when it comes to financial matters. And that has to leave us all wondering how much awful damage his ignorance has done at the BMF - has he been counselling developing black businessmen properly, or has he been swaying them all on his weird hate-path?

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 12:05

      @Zakhele - Unfortunately the whole ANC party/government is beyond help. They are all corrupt, racist and immoral criminals. It is widely known, you want to get rich and get away with breaking the law, become an ANC politician. Just like you (Whatever you are in the ANC) call Trevor Manual a snake, the Nazis in Germany called the Jews snakes, it depends on what perspective you are looking at, but I am certain that it is the ANC that are the snakes, thieves, liers and criminals. VIVA AMAUSELESS VIVA!

      Wonderboy - 2011-03-02 12:30

      @ William Maybe Zakhele has a point there. Why has T boy never spoken out about the stuff that Winnie does or any of the other ANCs out there? Only now when it concerns his own race group.

      Perfume - 2011-03-03 18:39

      @Wonderboy why must Mr Manuel speak against the things that Winnie does, she has her own that should of brought her to task but they are too afraid!!!!!!

  • Smaal - 2011-03-02 10:35

    Can anyone say damage control? Of course he’s not going to say anything. He knew it was coming.

      modefan - 2011-03-02 11:49

      He learned the hard way what happens when you open your mouth without thinking first, lol

  • naude.andrea - 2011-03-02 10:35

    Just to proof that racists like Manyi cowers behind his party. Just like the rest of the grabbers and \Africa racists.

  • wisegirl - 2011-03-02 10:36

    Have you noticed how often black ANC members refer to "our people" in speeches? The president does it all the time. They are definately not referring to white , coloured or Indian South Africans, that's for sure !

      TBOOZE - 2011-03-02 11:22

      rnt u a south african? thts the same mentality tht got ths country divided ,same goes 2 yo 10 likes

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 12:09

      @TBOOZE - No my friend, what she says is true, when he speaks about "our people" I am almost 100% certain he is speaking of the black african population, NOT coloured, indians or whites. The ANC is the biggest racist organisation!

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 12:22

      @TBOOZE - No my friend, what she says is true, when he speaks about our people I am almost 100% certain he is speaking of the black african population, NOT coloured, indians or whites. The ANC is the biggest racist organisation!

  • KDP - 2011-03-02 10:36

    Trevor for president!Jimmy Manyi(re:idiotic remarks) and Sbu Ndebele (re:taxing the poor - via exorbitant toll system) must be somehow related - they share a common gene pertaining to stupidity!

  • Neo - 2011-03-02 10:37

    Well said Trevor. Unfortunately it does not matter what anyone from the ANC says anymore, they have made their name g@t and are losing votes by the day. Sad to see what Madiba and others had worked so hard for, go downhill like this.

  • Wishbone - 2011-03-02 10:39

    There is an over supply of racists in government too it seems!

      Madelane - 2011-03-02 10:42

      You have only noticed this now? The ANC are worse than the NATS in regard racism and needless to say completely useless at good governance.

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-02 10:39

    Please don't comment Jimmy. We will contribute our own personal money to help you fight this plot against you until the world knows who exactly is a racist and a snake here. Keep quite, we will fight this one for you. Jimmy Manyi will be the country's president that's for sure!

      lldoidge - 2011-03-02 10:49

      Go suck a lolly Zakhele. Your comments are all over the place today. Confusing you face with your backside?

      Smaal - 2011-03-02 10:52

      Bwaaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha!... oh sorry, was that out loud?

      OB1 - 2011-03-02 10:53

      tht julias was going to be prez?

      Mumford - 2011-03-02 11:01

      @ZAKHELE...You going to fight in your ballet dress and shoes

      Bla Bla - 2011-03-02 11:02

      I think Zakhele is Jimmy in the real world ha ha ha ha

      William Baker - 2011-03-02 11:13

      if your wish is granted i hope you enjoy living in the stone age, because that is where SA would be heading.

      Alwyn - 2011-03-02 11:35

      Are you sure that you are not Julius Malema using an alias ,because only he can be so stupid,,o no ,crossed my mind two stupid idiots ,maybe you and old Vuvulema are twins

      PB - 2011-03-02 12:12

      "Our own personal money" You are tooooooooooo funny!!!! Zakhele, isn't it time that you get off your employer's computer and do some work to earn that "own personal money" you want to sponsor the racist Jimmy?

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 12:25

      Shame Zakhele, is it lekker in lala land?

      Badger - 2011-03-02 12:46

      Are you one of those INCOMPETENT appointments that cannot perform an inch work without being spoonfeed by the currently disadvantaged people, and then try to blame anyone/everything for your incompetence? No go back to work your spoonfeeder is waiting!!!!

      Roy - 2011-03-02 14:07

      Yes Zakhele like you he is an idiot and that qualify you and him to president Like Julius that seem to be the criteria

      dr.smiles - 2011-03-03 06:47


  • JiveTalking - 2011-03-02 10:40

    Now that's a son of South Africa. Trevor for president

  • generaalcharlie - 2011-03-02 10:41

    Whats new we all know the ape anc C are the biggest racist on the planet

  • ben.ben.nel - 2011-03-02 10:41

    A Government spokesperson who is not going to say a word.....

      vdmerweas - 2011-03-02 11:27

      Yes the damage control has been done. So Manyi was told to keep quiet otherwise Trevor will have to write another open letter and he is a busy man.

  • TGIL - 2011-03-02 10:41

    HECTIC!!! Go Trevor! The blacks are all racist - its called an inferiority complex

  • simcard1506 - 2011-03-02 10:42

    The ANC distanced itself from Manyi's remarks, saying they were "disturbing" and "unacceptable"......surely sum1 in the ANC should haul manyi before the ANC disciplinary assuming that he is member of the ANC

  • Velskoen - 2011-03-02 10:43

    Souf Efrica newer hêd a praaim minister wif whe surname of Verwoed!

      LBS - 2011-03-02 11:53

      Ha ha, very sharp!

  • daaivark - 2011-03-02 10:44

    Mr Manuel is not really one to speak. He is the very one, after all, when challenged on his elitist attitude toward water issues, replied: "But we are the elite". Hardly words worthy of a struggle activist, but by this time he had married even more money... I lost all respect for the man with that arrogant utterance.

      4daluvofSA - 2011-03-02 10:50

      Every public figure is using the media these days just to win peoples hearts and people always fall for their stunts as you can see now everyone is shouting Trevor for president. Next week it's going to be someone

  • lldoidge - 2011-03-02 10:45

    Because he hasn't read it yet or better still has read it and can't understand it. Nevermind Zuma will make it clear what he thinks after the elections. Trevor will either be recalled or redeployed!

      Mumford - 2011-03-02 11:03

      Zakhele in his ballet outfit

      Corrie - 2011-03-02 11:10

      @Zakhele Your right about that the tide is about to turn again then this country can get better!!!

      Jack - 2011-03-02 11:12

      He will wait till after local elections took place before an explanation will follow. I am aware of an investigation in Limpopo that proved R200 million tender fraud is happening but was told to keep my mouth shut.

      William Baker - 2011-03-02 11:18

      Zakhele. you are a bit of an idiot for saying that. there is one other person in Africa who is thinking the same thing as you. and im sure we can all agree that the good old Gaddafi is crazy. so you saying that there is going to be a civil war says a lot about your lack of intelligence.

  • treatise1 - 2011-03-02 10:45

    Of course no comment from racist Manyi; these pathetic ANC idiots are unable to either respond to criticism, to apologise, or to defend themselves. Manyi knows he can't respond to Manuel's excellent letter, so he hides behind silence, like the coward that he is.

  • Jimmy - 2011-03-02 10:46

    It's been patently obvious for years that Jimmy Manyi is a racist. However, his racism was directed at Whites, who deserved it anyway, so who cared? Now that the Coloured community got a taste of his racism, there's an uproar. This could either be a defining moment in South Africa's history where all racism is condemned and we become a truly non-racial society with equal opportunities for all, or the spin doctors get involved and spin their way out of this one. I suspect it'll be the second option.

      du.toit.grobler - 2011-03-02 19:41

      Klink soos Jimmy nommer 2, of hoe?

  • Jack - 2011-03-02 10:47

    The fact that Jimmy enphasises his no comment leads to believe that he has either been scolded for messing up the ANCs election campaign in the Western Cape or it is his believe that the ANC EXCO approve of his comments in silence.

  • tut - 2011-03-02 10:47

    The new ANC manisfetso is one of further marginilization and racism. Regretably the one political party that stood for the freedom for all races is showing it's true underlying sentiment. Coloureds and Indians are not welcome in the existing ANC and should Malema ever be President, the situation will worsen even more under his racist perspectives. Trevor Manual's comments are a victory for all cultures of South Africa and for sure a victory for a non racial democratic society. the ANC are no different to the apartheid regime.

  • Soothsayer - 2011-03-02 10:49

    Manyi in March 2010 said that there was an "over supply" of coloureds in the Western Cape. Why his statement is only questionned one year later?

      tut - 2011-03-02 11:10

      Good question?

  • Adrian - 2011-03-02 10:49

    Trevor , u only speak out against racism when it effects you(coloured). When racism suits you BEE ,BBBE, etc along with racist organisations like Black management forum , Black lawyers Association , then the silence is deafening. The organisation you so proudly represent is as racist or more so than any Nat government. Transformation , Black Empowerment , Quotas etc , give it any name is far worse than apartheid - the majority excluding minories is not affirmative action - it is blatant racism. Are these policies any less dispicable than apartheid. I think not.

      4daluvofSA - 2011-03-02 15:49

      You forgot to add First for Woman....

  • Mumford - 2011-03-02 10:50

    @TSHEPOO.... Actually the 1st April is now tshepoo day!!!

  • expatsa - 2011-03-02 10:51

    yep...not a word, you racist coward. Speak now or forever shut your racist mouth. This guy Jimmy has no balls and abuses his affirmed position of power. Go and get another job Jimmy, you're useless....

  • observing - 2011-03-02 10:55

    This racist called Manyi is undermining the democracy we all hold so dear.

  • braveinternetguy - 2011-03-02 10:55

    I have always had a great deal of respect for Mr Manuel, but this letter he wrote has definitely increased his standing. Well done, Mr Manuel, you are living proof that not all is lost. Viva Trevor! Trevor for President!

  • MactheKnife - 2011-03-02 10:58

    After the election of Thabo Mbeke I soon realised ANC has not followed the Freedom Charter in terms of equal rights. It is still a black government to serve the black people of South Africa and that too they have failed hopelessly. We dont know how many utterance of racist remarks from these goons goes by everyday and the government does not care. If they did then people like Manyi, Malema and the other goons would have been kicked out of their parliamentary position.

      mike - 2011-03-02 11:48

      unfortunately it is a black government serving their own needs and not the needs of the black people of sa

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 12:35

      Ya, it makes you think, doesn't it. The way the ANC are governingh must be making the PAC happy, after all it is them that always say, Africa for Africans (black). The ANC is marginalising all minorities for the greater good of black South Africans, even though the poor black ANC supporters are being screwed over by their own elected government. The ANC is in power to enrich themselves, that is all, to hell with the people of South Africa.

  • jiamalunga - 2011-03-02 11:03

    In Afrikaans we will call you a "pisgat"...

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-02 11:04

    Trevor has been a DA spy all this long. He just needed confirm it. Truth has a way of coming out and we can't wait to enjoy the moment because from now on somebody in the top ANC structure is going to zoom in to Trevor Manuel and plot the long trajectory (good and bad) of his long service to the government. I can't wait for the results.

      Mumford - 2011-03-02 11:06

      @zakhele...i would check your nappy if i was you!!

      jiamalunga - 2011-03-02 11:08

      Damn but you are ignorant and a racist worse than Jimmy! Sies!

      Smaal - 2011-03-02 11:11

      Boet, what are you smoking? Really... I’d like to know.

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-03-02 11:14

      Trevor helps the ANC to do damage control shortly before the elections and you say he's a DA spy? HAHAHAHAHA. You cant see a good thing even if its right before your eyes. Moron. The more you speak, the more you reveal about yourself

      Corrie - 2011-03-02 11:15

      Hahaha where did you get your info numbnuts...He speaks the truth and now he is a spy no one of the clowns in the circus will zoom in on him...they are to busy hiding their own corrupt asses you sure are a dreamer numbnuts!

      William Baker - 2011-03-02 11:25

      wow Zakhele. definitely the dumbest person to have commented on news24. quit your job (you're wasting someones money)and get a job in Gov-ern-ment. not Govment as you "comrades say)

      petrol bomb - 2011-03-02 11:35

      if they take him down....he will expose all the corrupt turds from the arms deal....LOL

      Keaton - 2011-03-02 12:00

      Careful Zakhele, Pagad will come knocking at your door..People Against God Awful Dummies

      Princess - 2011-03-02 12:23

      Zakhele, waar val jy uit met die comments? Nee man. don't blame Trevor now. Let's not foget the focus here. Manyi is 'n p@@@##@s en klaar. Racist, stupid, brainless, no vision and an asshole.

      Other Justin - 2011-03-02 12:36

      Jeepers, are you high? Can I have some?

      Zakhele - 2011-03-02 13:43

      @Smaal - I puff weed at 6 o'clock every morning.

      Jo - 2011-03-02 13:56

      that explains everything. I'm sorry, I thought you were actually this misguided all on your own and I was trying to help, but now I see that it's just a chemical reaction.

  • ThaTruth - 2011-03-02 11:05

    Much respect Trevor...

  • Jorg Steinhage - 2011-03-02 11:08

    Well said Mr Manuel

  • Siener2011 - 2011-03-02 11:09

    Go Trevor. Start your own party and see REAL opposition grow against the ANC - I am white and will definitely vote for you!!! You are the only one, in the entire government, that commands respect!!

      LBS - 2011-03-02 11:55

      Can't help but to agree with you. (But I don't like Communists, isn't he for the Kommies?)

  • dale.cronshey - 2011-03-02 11:10

    Hey maybe the Coloured poulation will catch a wake up now and see that the ANC is not only targeting the white population but every other race group except blacks. The ANC is the new apartheid regime.

      Wonderboy - 2011-03-02 12:42

      I think the Coloured folk will catch a wake up call and vote ANC again as MR Manuel has given them hope again.

      Perfume - 2011-03-02 21:14

      The Coloureds wont vote ANC again, watch this space :)

  • SamuelMabena - 2011-03-02 11:10

    I hope the minority groups of South Africa are paying VERY special attention here!!! There is only room for the elite blacks within the now corrupt ANC. For the rest of us, IT'S TIME TO UNITE !!! Get off our lazy @sses and go vote. This weekend is the last weekend to register.

  • willieman - 2011-03-02 11:10

    Tshepo i find it difficult to understand your logic in most of your comments,it seems to me you worship mediocrity.Start think and see outside your box.ANC is always recycling incompetent people.In any democracy Jimmy would have resigned,but in this part of the world we always reward those who always fail us.Tshepo there are some black people in this country who work so tirelessly to make sure that some of this rediculous racist theories about black people are correct.The day you start to see all the wrong things in ANC is the day you be called anti-revolutionary.Tshepo start to use your brains not your head.Think,think and think again.By the way before you wonder are african born and in mamelodi

  • Jack Black - 2011-03-02 11:18

    I am so glad that Trevor has FINALLY grown a backbone and stood up to the constant coloured bashing. Big ups to my coloured uncle from another grandmother!!!!!!

      Marlon - 2011-03-02 13:13

      Im sure SARS will be investigating Manyi soon. What a buffoon that Manyi is deur sy bek gaan sy gat swaar kry.

  • cosmic_99 - 2011-03-02 11:18

    I thought black people couldn't be racist! Isn't it only white people who capable of such a terrible thing?

  • Mlu - 2011-03-02 11:19

    We just bred another Juju (Julius comes to JHB) in the ANC. This one should be called Jiji (for Jimmy comes to Union Buildings).

  • luvnevafails - 2011-03-02 11:19

    Let us all love one another. Love your neighbours...