Aucamp resigns from post
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.