Mzwanele Manyi reveals ATM as new political home

Mzwanele Manyi reveals ATM as new political home

Former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi has found a new political home at the African Transformation Movement (ATM).

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Manyi, who is a former member of the ANC, made the announcement in Johannesburg on Wednesday. 


He said ATM, which was founded by disgruntled supporters of former president Jacob Zuma, will be on the forefront of economic emancipation and transformation. 


Manyi believes ATM is the only political party with the proper credentials to take the country forward.


"ATM has no baggage or history of corruption and unfulfilled promises, ATM has values that are very sound and universal,” he told the media. 


Manyi said black executives at state-owned enterprises are under siege, using the failure of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to hire a black African as acting commissioner as an example. 


"Black executives are sort of characterised as people that are corrupt, people that are incompetent that in order for anything to come right you must put white people, this black people cannot be trusted.


"How can we have our ANC government characterising our people like this?” 


According to Manyi, President Cyril Ramaphosa has thus far failed to meet the resolutions taken at the ANC’s conference at Nasrec in December 2017. 


"Let's allow for the ANC to retire and lets usher in younger and uncaptured new blood.


"Let's allow the younger generation to lead, let's allow those without a CODESA baggage to lead.”


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