Thursday, March 17, 2011

Human rights complaint against Jimmy Manyi shrouded in mystery

By Khanyisa Tabata
17 March 2011

The Human Rights Commission has confirmed that it has received a formal complaint about government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi. The HRC’s Kayum Ahmed would not reveal who had brought the complaint.

It is understood to centre is investigating Manyi’s comments about racial equity and employment. While he led the Black Management Forum, Manyi said there was "an over-supply" of Coloured people in the Western Cape.

Earlier, he remarked that Indians had bargained their way to the top. The HRC’s legal committee will meet to discuss the complaint.

HRC chairman Lawrence Mushwana yesterday told Parliament’s justice committee that the organisation’s Durban office had received an official complaint on Tuesday.

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