Media release

Statement by Minister Chabane on Mr Jimmy Manyi

08 March 2011

8 March 2011

Minister in The Presidency, Collins Chabane has noted repeated calls in the media calling for the removal of Mr Jimmy Manyi from his position. This follows statements he made last year which had implications on the country’s race relations. Mr Manyi has since apologised for his statements and for the offence they have caused.

Mr Jimmy Manyi remains the Cabinet Spokesperson and the Chief Executive Officer of GCIS, and continues to execute his responsibilities. The Minister further expresses confidence in the ability of Mr Manyi to execute his duties.

The Minister would like to state that Mr Manyi in executing his duties has a responsibility to represent the views and decisions of government and not that of his own. He will continue to receive the support of the ministry and should be given an opportunity to prove himself in his new role.

Harold Maloka
Spokesperson for the Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration
Cell: 082 847 9799 or
E-mail: or

Issued by: The Ministry for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation The Presidency

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