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graduate thumb100 The Citizen reports that Jabu Mashamaite, deputy manager of corporate services at the Mogalakwena local municipality in Limpopo, has been accused of misrepresenting his qualifications when he was appointed some four years ago.   

Mayor Andrina Matsemela made the announcement on Tuesday when presenting the public protector’s report on investigations into allegations of Mashamaite’s irregular appointment.  During a recent interview, Mashamaite, who is also a Waterberg ANC regional executive committee member, claimed he had all that was required in accordance with the advertisement for the post and was ready to prove it.  He claimed that the allegations were concocted by his political foes who were hell bent on tarnishing his image.  Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Korney Dekker said on Wednesday:  “The report confirms our months-long doubt, indicating the municipality irregularly shortlisted, interviewed and appointed Mashamaite.”  Dekker added:  “Mashamaite was shortlisted although he did not meet minimum requirements.  The report also indicates he did not even attach copies of his qualifications as required.  What is even more shocking is that the municipality received 40 applications and 28 of them had degrees in administration or law (as required in the advert), while Mashamaite had none.”

  • Read the full original of the informative report in the above regard by Alex Matlala on page 6 of The Citizen of 10 September 2020

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