Manuel must ‘stop be­hav­ing like a cheat­ing boyfriend’

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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.

Trevor Manuel

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