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“There is no such thing, it is a complete fabrication,” Manyi said.
Harold Maloka, spokesman for Minister of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Collins Chabane, echoed these sentiments.
“The minister did not have a discussion with Manyi regarding his contract and there was no such letter.”
The Mail&Guardian reported that Manyi had received a letter from Chabane to inform him that his contract would not be renewed when it expired in August.
An unnamed government official was reported as saying:
“Effectively [Manyi] has been sacked from government, in particular for repeatedly making embarrassing remarks”.
Another official claimed Manyi’s comments on the Gauteng e-tolls were “thoughtless”.