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Mzwanele Manyi to leave ANC, announces ‘new political home’

The former media owner took to his Twitter page on Saturday saying he will make the announcement at a press briefing this week.

FILE: Businessman Mzwanele Manyi. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Former media owner and African National Congress (ANC) member Mzwanele Manyi says he will be making an announcement that will change the political landscape of South Africa.

Manyi took to his Twitter page on Saturday saying he will make the announcement at a press briefing this week.

The former Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) boss, and now defunct ANN7 and The New Age, says he will be leaving the ANC after 30 years as a member.

In a cryptic post on Twitter, Manyi said he would be unveiling a new political home as well as its new leadership on Wednesday.

It’s still not clear whether he will be starting his own party or joining an existing one.

Manyi had to defend himself at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in 2018 after being implicated in suspicious activities to the benefit of the Guptas when he was director general at the GCIS.

Manyi has since denied allegations that his relationship with the controversial family was corrupt.

He is expected to make the announcement about his new political home on Wednesday.