Jimmy Manyi appointed as former president Jacob Zuma spokesperson

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Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi.
Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi.
Felix Dlangamandla

Former government spokesperson and President Cyril Ramaphosa critic, Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi, has been appointed as former president Jacob Zuma's spokesperson.

The announcement was made by Zuma’s daughter, Dudu Zuma-Sambudla on Twitter on Tuesday.

Manyi took over as the owner of the now defunct previously Gupta family-owned media outlets, The New Age (TNA) and ANN7 shortly after the Guptas left the country. He has been a high-profile defender of Zuma.

According to Zuma-Sambudla, Manyi will handle all Zuma's communication matters and those of the JG Zuma Foundation through his company.

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