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COPENews24 reports that the Congress of the People (COPE) in Tshwane opened a fraud case against the city's former chief of staff Marietha Aucamp at the Pretoria Central Police station on Saturday.  

"COPE wants to reiterate that misrepresentation of education qualifications is a serious offence and believes that sufficient evidence exists to charge Aucamp," the party said.  In a statement submitted at the police station, the party's councillor in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Selata wa'Nkwane, claimed that Aucamp had misrepresented herself by claiming that she was in possession of B-Tech Degree.  "A reasonable person will conclude that [the] suspect the lied about her qualifications in order to deceive the municipality into believing that she had the requisite qualifications and therefore, she deserve the job.  The suspect acted in a manner that made false statement of material facts," wa'Nkwane averred.  Mayor Solly Msimanga has reportedly asked for a full audit on qualifications held by management in his office, following the qualifications scandal involving Aucamp, who recently resigned as the City of Tshwane's chief of staff.

  • Read this report by Jeanette Chabalala in full at News24

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