GOVERNMENT spokesman Jimmy Manyi's contract not being renewed after he served his full three years was welcomed yesterday by the DA and trade union Solidarity.
DA spokesman Mmusi Maimane said : "It is about time that Mr Manyi was removed from office. He has consistently showcased behaviour unbecoming of government's chief communicator."
Dirk Hermann of Solidarity said Manyi's ideas about race and affirmative action had "infiltrated government" and become its policy. The National Press Club also welcomed Manyi's departure.
However, Media Development and Diversity Agency CEO Lumko Mtimde thanked Manyi for "allowing the agency to tap into his vast knowledge" .