President Jacob Zuma has appointed government spokesperson, Jimmy Manyi, and five other people to the Media Development and Diversity Agency board.
Zuma, points out that, "We wish the new members well in the execution of their new duties. They have a lot of challenges ahead as they seek to build a diverse media environment that is a true reflection of all South Africans."
Manyi would serve on the board as a representative of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). However, he will remain government spokesperson.