Manuel must ‘stop behaving like a cheating boyfriend’
CAPE TOWN — The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has called on former finance minister Trevor Manuel to “stop acting like a cheating boyfriend”.
“It is commonly known that boyfriends who cheat, when asked to account about unclear interactions with certain individuals, their first reaction is that of getting angry and insulting,’ ANCYL spokesperson Mlondi Mkhize said on Saturday.
He must stop behaving like a person who cheated, Mkhize said. “Unless, of course, that is the case,” he said. This was in relation to recent reports that Manuel had snapped at a reporter when questioned about Mzwanele “Jimmy” Manyi’s complaint against him to the Hawks.
Manyi, founder of the Decolonisation Foundation, told Fin24 on Thursday the complaint he laid with the Hawks and the public protector regarding a R100m modernisation contract at Sars, approved by Manuel, has nothing to do with whether he and Manuel like each other or not.
The Youth League called for him to be disciplined by the ruling party.
The Youth League on Saturday reaffirmed their resolve that law enforcement agencies look into the Manuel complaint urgently.
“It would appear that from Trevor Manuel’s comments, he has a lot to answer for.”
Manuel on Friday said the Hawks must bring it on when talking about the possibility of charges against him.
He was speaking at a business breakfast hosted by the Ubuntu Foundation, MMI Holdings and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Cape Town on Friday.
“I am comfortable that there has been no wrongdoing. There is nothing there and I am confident about what I know.I say bring it on,” he said.