Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has accused Helen Zille, the leader of the Democratic Alliance and mayor of Cape Town, of fanning the flame of xenophobia by saying that attacks on foreigners were in part due to the fact that foreigners were selling the drug tik to South African children.
Finance Minister Trevor Manuel played his cards close to his chest on Wednesday when questioned about his future during a media conference before his delivery of the national budget in Parliament. "I have said in the past that I serve. I can't say what will happen," he said.
<a href="http://www.mg.co.za/specialreport.aspx?area=ancconference_home"><img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/327874/livefrompolo.gif" align=left border=0></a>In the aftermath of Tuesday's top six election, several senior Cabinet ministers and their aides are now getting their CVs together and are suddenly looking forward to the <i>Mail & Guardian</i> jobs section on Friday -- they realise their future in a Zuma government and ANC is not looking very bright.