Shortly after announcing he had left the African National Congress to join the African Transformation Movement, Mzwanele Manyi became embroiled in an argument with the party he had formed, the All Africa Decolonisation Congress ( AADC)
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Just one day after his announcement in Braamfontein. , Mzwanele Manyi found himself removed from his own political party.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the former Government Communications and Information System boss had left the ‘tired’ ANC for the African Transformation Movement ( ATM).
This move has not gone down too well with the leadership of the AADC, who he had founded. The party had dismissed Manyi, accusing him of using churches who supported his party to launder money.
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The party also claims that he had gone to the Gupta family for assistance with funding for the movement.
Edward Mokomele who is the acting spokesman for the party says:
“Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi went overseas on December 19 to meet with the Gupta brothers and discuss funding for our political party,”
Manyi had started the political party late last year, just days before he announced his decision to leave his ‘political home for 30 years’ the ANC.
Ironically, the man with numerous ties to the Gupta family says he wants to be seen as ‘transforming’ while cleaning out the rot in government-owned entities.
The AADC has claimed that Manyi had insisted his party merged with ATM.
“It was then brought to our attention that Manyi and ATM leadership are laundering money through the party. As the movement intending to bring change in South Africa we have to distance ourselves from Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi and all his fraudulent activities.”
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Manyi has rubbished the claims made by his party and has threatened to take legal action against him.
“AADC is my own creation, my own party and I will prove that by shutting it down. I have already instructed my lawyers to sue Mokomele for defamation of character.”
Manyi feels the claims were designed as a distraction from the work underway at ATM.
“The ATM leadership is not even bothered by the claims because they existed long before I was even a subject,”
The AADC spokesman has responded with threats of his own litigation and further accusing Manyi of using the party as well as its members for his own benefit.
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