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daBusinessLive reports that the resignation of Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga’s chief of staff, Marietha Aucamp, has raised the possibility of the Democratic Alliance (DA) investigating whether anybody in the party deliberately acted untruthfully in the matter.  

A furore erupted following reports that Aucamp did not have the requisite qualifications for the senior position to which she was appointed in the city’s administration.  It was alleged she had lied about her qualifications and claimed to have a BTech degree when it later emerged that her highest qualification was matric.  Aucamp was placed on special leave last Wednesday and tendered her resignation on Thursday after she was asked to do so by Msimanga.  The ANC in the city has called on Msimanga to resign over the matter.  The mayor was a member of the interviewing panel for the position.  DA federal council chairman James Selfe said on Friday:  "Marietha has resigned, which now opens up the possibility that we investigate whether there was anybody in the party, including herself, who deliberately acted in an untruthful way."  Aucamp has denied that she submitted a form that indicated that she possessed a BTech degree.

  • Read this report by Claudi Mailovich in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Tshwane ANC lays fraud charge against ‘Hlaudi’ Aucamp, at The Citizen


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