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The Mail & Guardian has reliably learned that the controversial government spokesperson received a letter from Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane last week, which stated that his contract will not be renewed when it comes to an end in August, writes Charles Molele.
Manyi joined the government in August 2009 as director general of the labour department under then-minister Membathisi Mdladlana.
“He has received a letter [from Chabane] and his deputies know about it. Effectively, he has been sacked from the government, in particular for repeatedly making embarrassing remarks,” a government official familiar with the circumstances told the M&G this
“Cabinet ministers complained a lot about him due to his communication skills. "He is abrasive and has not assisted government to properly communicate its decisions to the public,” the source added.