Manyi no longer govt spokesperson
Jimmy Manyi’s contract as government’s spokesperson has not been renewed.
JOHANNESBURG - Jimmy Manyi is no longer the head of government communication, the Presidency confirmed on Monday.
It said his contract as government and Cabinet spokesperson expired on Saturday and was not renewed.
According to a statement sent out on Monday, the Presidency said Manyi did "sterling work" in his position.
In June, it was reported that Manyi's contract would not be renewed, but government declined to comment on the issue.
The Ministry for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation spokesperson Harold Maloka said Manyi served for a full three-year contract.
"He was praised for the good work he had done."
Maloka said they could not speculate about Manyi's future.
"He may join the public service or the private sector. We wish him well on his future endeavors."
The position will now be advertised.