From talk­ing head to me­dia mogul

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

For­mer gov­ern­ment spin doc­tor Mzwanele “Jimmy” Manyi, a reg­u­lar guest on ANN7 talk­shows, be­came the news as it was an­nounced that he would buy the Gup­tas’ me­dia in­ter­ests, ANN7 and The New Age, in a R450-mil­lion deal, to be fi­nanced by the Gup­tas. Manyi is promis­ing a tor­rent of gov­ern­ment “news” to turn around the for­tunes of his me­dia out­lets.

Two white farm­ers in Mid­del­burg, filmed forc­ing a wail­ing black man into a cof­fin, were found guilty on Fri­day of kid­nap, as­sault and at­tempted mur­der. The men said they had caught Vic­tor Mlotshwa tres­pass­ing on their farm and in pos­ses­sion of stolen cop­per ca­bles.

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