From talking head to media mogul
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.