Mzwanele Manyi to work behind scenes for African Transformation Movement

New kid on the politics block, the African Transformation Movement (ATM), has decided not to send its popular leader Mzwanele Manyi to parliament instead it dispatched its little-known president Vuyolwethu Zungula and Thandiswa Marawu.

The party, which gained prominence after Manyi joined it in January, won two seats in the National Assembly in last week's general elections. Veliswa Mvenya will represent the ATM in the Eastern Cape, while Mxolisi Phakathi will be heading to KwaZulu-Natal legislatures.

In an interview with SowetanLIVE on Wednesday, Manyi said he was not sidelined and the party decided to send Zungula,31, to parliament as he was young "and very intelligent".

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