TWEET OF THE WEEK
Manyi buys into ATM
Adding to the entertainment potential of South Africa’s upcoming national elections in May, former Gupta associate and state communications officer Mzwanele Manyi (known as Jimmy), has joined a party called ATM. No, not an indication of monies to be withdrawn, but the acronym of the African Transformation Movement — though some online jokers have suggested it stands for Atul Told Me. Manyi bought the Guptas’ media empire when they fled South Africa, but it shut down for lack of revenue a few months later. Manyi said the ANC has reversed transformation in South Africa. The recently founded ATM claims to stand for peace, ubuntu and good governance, and claims that “There is Only One God and Only One Race, the Human Race”. It grew out of a pro-zuma lobby group of religious and businesspeople. Its slogan, “Transforming society for a better tomorrow” was previously “Transforming society through Christ”. No atheists on board, then?