#ZondoCommission: Mzwanele Manyi defends his tenure as GCIS head

Former GCIS head Mzwanele Manyi has defended his tenure -saying he fought corruption, cleaned up the institution and made sure the communications agency functioned as a well oiled machine.

Manyi addressed the state capture commission on Wednesday to respond to the testimony of acting GCIS director general Phumla Williams in which she claimed he irregularly changed the tender processes at, placing all final decisions under him.

While he admits to dismantling the bid adjudication committee, he says he did so because there was a lot of corruption and irregularities at the government agency.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela was at the commission.

He says he does not regret doing so because there were irregularities, there was corruption that was happening and even more interesting, he says Phumla Williams was at the centre of all of those irregularities because she was essentially part of the bid adjudication committee for about ten years.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He went into detail to talk about the report by treasury which found that there was a lot of corruption and tender irregularities involved at GCIS. He was hitting back at Phumla Williams and saying actually she is the person that should be asked to account....

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

The commission's legal council stood up and said they have questions for Manyi that are not related to the two specific issues he wanted to deal with but Manyi did not want to be cross examined on that. The commission's legal team is revealing that from their own investigation, they have uncovered that there were some improper tender processes that happened at GCIS that favored the Gupta family and Manyi may or may not have been involved...

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full report...


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