Manzini made this disclosure while speaking during an interview on African International Television, AIT, “Matters Arising” on Tuesday, 14 October, 2014.
The commissioner stated that the process of refunding the money is already on.
“Both countries have decided on a political solution to the issue. Nigeria is a big ally and a brother,” Manzini said.
According to Manzini, South Africa will do everything to maintain cordial relations with Nigeria and would not do anything to hurt her national interests.
It would be recalled that South African authorities had first frozen US$5.7 million belonging to Nigeria, in what was believed to be a suspicious banking transaction for arms purchase.
The seizure came out weeks after another $9.3 million cash reportedly smuggled by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase from the country was confiscated at the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.
It was reported that the money was brought into South Africa in a private jet belonging to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christians Association of Nigeria.