Manyi de­nies laun­der­ing

The Witness - - NEWS -

FOR­MER Govern­ment Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GCIS) boss Mzwanele Manyi has de­nied claims of at­tempted money laun­der­ing af­ter he was dis­missed from the All Africa De­coloni­sa­tion Con­gress (AADC) party he just formed in De­cem­ber.

The AADC has ac­cused Manyi of try­ing to use churches that sup­port the party to laun­der money and dis­cussing party fund­ing with the con­tro­ver­sial Gupta fam­ily.

“Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi went over­seas on De­cem­ber 19 to meet with the Gupta broth­ers and dis­cuss fund­ing for our po­lit­i­cal party,” the party’s Ed­ward Mokomele said.

On Wednesday Manyi an­nounced his new po­lit­i­cal home, the African Trans­for­ma­tion Move­ment (ATM).

“I stopped cor­rup­tion at GCIS. I am chal­leng­ing any­body here to raise their hands if they say I have stolen a cent from govern­ment. I won’t apol­o­gise for be­ing as­so­ci­ated with the Gup­tas and I don’t have ‘Gup­ta­pho­bia’,” he said then.

“The Gup­tas have not been found guilty in the coun­try by any court. If the Gup­tas will give me money, I will take it. If they would wake up one day and say Manyi, here is R20 mil­lion, I will take it. I have not been to the Gup­tas to seek funds.”

Manyi started AADC in early De­cem­ber be­fore he an­nounced his de­ci­sion to leave the ANC.

Mokomele fur­ther al­leges that Manyi in­sisted that the newly es­tab­lished AADC join hands with ATM.

“It was then brought to our at­ten­tion that Manyi and ATM lead­er­ship are laun­der­ing money through the party and as a move­ment in­tend­ing to bring change in SA, we have dis­tanced our­self from Manyi and all his fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

Manyi said yes­ter­day the claims made by Mokomele were “rub­bish”, and threatened le­gal ac­tion. “AADC is my own cre­ation, my own party and I will prove that by shut­ting it down,” he said. “I have al­ready in­structed my lawyers to sue Mokomele for defama­tion of char­ac­ter.”

Manyi has also ap­par­ently sent a text mes­sage to Mokomele threat­en­ing to sue him and have him jailed.

— News24.

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