- South African Twitter users have once again shown their comedic genius as they take to their favourite social platform to make fun of the Democratic Alliance’s former Tshwane chief-of-staff
- Marietha Aucamp and Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga were the subjects of a recruitment scandal this week
- The latest trending hashtag has been become #MyQualificationsAreLegit which accompanies people posting graduation photos to prove their qualifications
The Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, as well as his previous city chief-of-staff, Marietha Aucamp hit the headlines in the past week with yet another scandal to rock party.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier in the week that both Msimanga and Aucamp were subjects of a recruitment scandal.
It emerged that Aucamp had allegedly lied when applying for her job, misrepresenting herself about having a tertiary qualification when she only had a matric certificate.
The immediate response among many was to point out the blatant double standard the DA was guilty of in attacking others for fake qualifications while doing nothing about their own members who do the same thing.
Various political party members as well as general members of the public were shook. As many argue, if true, the actions of Aucamp are an insult to the thousands of graduates who, despite having qualified, can’t find employment and are now left with student loans they are unable to pay back.
In response to the scandal, South African Tweeps took to their favourite social platform to share stories of their graduation photos and qualifications along with the hashtag, #MyQualificationsAreLegit.
People celebrating their degrees once again flooded twitter where of late, education has become fashionable.
One tweep even posted a clearly old photo of his graduation along with some sound advice about being proud of the qualifications you have rather than misrepresenting yourself as Aucamp allegedly did.
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