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CapeTownlogoTimesLive reports that Cape Town’s municipal manager‚ Achmat Ebrahim‚ has quit amid a city council probe against him and another high-ranking official.  

In a statement on Monday‚ mayor Patricia de Lille confirmed that Ebrahim had resigned.  She said Ebrahim had made it clear he was easily able to defend the allegations made against him in a report submitted at the end of December by lawyers Bowman Gilfillan.  He stated in his resignation letter that “his obvious primary consideration at this stage of his life was that of his personal and his family’s wellbeing”.  On 5 January‚ Ebrahim and Transport and Urban Development Authority commissioner Melissa Whitehead were given seven days to provide reasons why they should not be suspended pending disciplinary action against them.  They were both implicated in a probe into maladministration and possible corruption following an affidavit by Craig Kesson‚ executive director in De Lille’s office.  The probe also implicated De Lille and has left her fighting for her political career.  Whitehead is understood to have submitted reasons why she should not be suspended.  De Lille faces further investigation for allegedly covering up wrongdoing by Whitehead and ordering Ebrahim not to inform the council about it.

  • Read this report by Aphiwe Deklerk in full at TimesLive

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