Au­camp re­signs from post

Sowetan - - News - By Mpho Sibany­oni

The City of Tsh­wane chief of staff in the mayor’s of­fice has re­signed fol­low­ing an up­roar that she mis­led the metro about her qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Ma­ri­etha Au­camp’s res­ig­na­tion yes­ter­day came a day af­ter she was placed on spe­cial leave for al­legedly mis­rep­re­sent­ing her qual­i­fi­ca­tions to se­cure the job 18 months ago.

The ad­ver­tise­ment for the post had re­quired that the can­di­date should have a Bach­e­lor’s de­gree and 12 years ex­pe­ri­ence, as well as five years ex­pe­ri­ence as a se­nior man­ager.

“I note that Ms Ma­ri­etha Au­camp has for­mally ten­dered her res­ig­na­tion from her po­si­tion as the chief of staff in the of­fice of the ex­ec­u­tive mayor of Tsh­wane af­ter hav­ing been asked to do so,” said City of Tsh­wane ex­ec­u­tive mayor Solly Msi­manga.

“I wish to state that I ac­cept her res­ig­na­tion and will in­form the of­fice of the city man­ager to whom the chief of staff re­ports so as to ob­serve all die (sic) process in this re­gard.

“We note that fol­low­ing the rev­e­la­tions that have come to the fore, the prima fa­cie ev­i­dence be­fore us and the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing the mat­ter, as the ex­ec­u­tive mayor, I had no op­tion but to ask her to re­sign.”

SA Mu­nic­i­pal Work­ers’ Mpho Tladinyane wel­comed Au­camp’s res­ig­na­tion. He said the union wants the salary paid to her to be re­cov­ered.

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