The Tshwane metro mayor’s chief of staff has resigned amid allegations she manufactured a qualification she didn’t have.
Marietha Aucamp’s resignation is effective as of the end of the month according to the statement she released on Thursday evening in which she denied submitting a form indicating “I possess a BTech degree”.
Aucamp stated her lack of a qualification was a shortcoming and she had made up for it through her knowledge of mayor Solly Msimanga’s vision.
“Although I may not have the necessary qualifications, under my management, there were some positive changes in the office of the mayor over the past 20 months,” said Aucamp.
“I would like to believe that my appointment was based on my no-nonsense approach, my political skills and knowledge of DA policy as well as the will to ensure that the mayor’s decisions and projects are implemented. I was never appointed for popularity.”
Aucamp said that she could not continue doing her job knowing that her appointment creates doubt on Msimanga’s alleged involvement in the process.
Msimanga said he noted and accepted the resignation, which he had asked for after “prima facie evidence” against her.
Metro spokesperson Selby Bokaba said a probe into the matter was ongoing and feedback would be given by next week.
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