More than three years after wrongly accusing former finance minister Trevor Manuel of trying to manipulate board appointments at Umgeni Water’s board — and two months after a court-imposed deadline to retract the statement — Nomvula Mokonyane has apologised.

In a television interview with Justice Malala in November 2017, the former water & sanitation minister alleged that Manuel had written a letter to her regarding the affairs of the board of Umgeni, and that he had tried to influence or manipulate the appointment of directors to the board for ulterior motives...

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