Manyi passes baton to deputy at management forum

Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi on Sunday passed on most of his Black Management Forum (BMF) responsibilities to deputy president Tembakazi Mnyaka, the organisation said.

“At the board meeting held in Johannesburg yesterday … Jimmy Manyi proposed to the board that due to his high-pressured responsibilities as both the CEO of Government Communication & Information System [GCIS] and Cabinet spokesperson it was in the best interest of all parties for him to relinquish most of his BMF responsibilities to me, his deputy, in order to provide more focus to his national duty in government,” Mnyaka said in a statement.

“The board accepted Manyi’s proposal and expressed its appreciation and confidence in his leadership.”

Details of the delegated work would still be worked out but Mnyaka would resume the role of chief spokesperson of the BMF with immediate effect, she said.

BMF managing director Nomhle Nkumbi-Ndopu said: “The BMF board also expressed confidence in its deputy president Mnyaka and pledged its full support.

“It is hoped that this move will engender a smooth exit of Manyi in October 2012.” — Sapa

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