Manyi would again ask for a Gupta job

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JOHANNESBURG—No in­de­pen­dent in­sti­tu­tions have found the Gupta fam­ily guilty of any wrong do­ing, Pro­gres­sive Pro­fes­sional Fo­rum( PPF)head Mzwanele“Jimmy” Manyi has said.

Speak­ing to broad­cast er Cape Talk on Mon­day night, Manyiw as re­spond­ing to re­ports at the week­end that he had ap­proached the Gupta fam­ily seek­ing po­si­tions for him­self and att or neyXo li sw a Mp on gos heat state owned en­ti­ties.

Two emails sent from Manyi’ s Gmail ac­count to Sa­hara CEO AshuCh awl a in 2014 show how he men­tioned“as dis­cussed with Tony[ Gupta]” and then at­tached the two CVs.

The emails form part of a huge batch of emails ob­tained by City Press, News24’ s sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion. On Mon­day, Manyi, who is the former govern­ment spokesper­son, said there was noth­ing wrong with what he had done, and that if given the chance to do it again, he would.

He said peo­ple were so desperate for em­ploy­ment that he would use any op­por­tu­nity to as­sist them .“If they say a G up tac an as­sist, I will givea CV to a Gupta,” Manyi said.

Many is aid the Gupta fam­ily had done noth­ing wrong in the eyes of the coun­try’ s in­de­pen­dent in­sti­tu­tions and the only rea­son they were be­ing la­bel led as wrong­do­ers was be­cause they were dis­rupt­ing the busi­ness elite from tak­ing ad­van­tage of South Africans .“The crime theGu pt as have com­mit­ted is to dis­rupt the white mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal in their eat­ing[ of money ],” he said. Many is aid he did not as­so­ciate the Gupta name with“lep­rosy” be­cause he did not suf­fer from white mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal’ s“spell ”.— News 24.

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