daBL Premium reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela, who is facing an internal qualifications probe following reports that he does not hold a Bcom degree as previously claimed, says he takes full responsibility for not disclosing the correct information on his CV.

However, he will not be resigning, amid calls for him to do so by opposition parties in the province. DA federal council chair Helen Zille issued a statement on Wednesday stating that Madikizela would be investigated for misrepresenting his qualifications. She said: “The DA notes, with concern, the allegation that the CV of Bonginkosi Madikizela, the party’s Western Cape leader, claims a qualification that he does not hold. The DA regards this in a serious light and will follow due process in establishing the facts and taking consequent follow-up action. The matter has been referred to the DA’s Federal Legal Commission for investigation.” The National Qualifications Framework Act, promulgated in 2019, made it a criminal offence to misrepresent academic qualifications. Approached for comment, Madikizela, who is currently the Western Cape transport MEC, said it was true that he didn’t finish his BCom degree, “but that is not a requirement for a political office in SA.”

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