Tshwane Mayor's office accused of irregular appointment of senior officials

Tshwane Mayor's office accused of irregular appointment of senior officials

It seems that all is not as it seems in the Tshwane Mayor's office. But this may come as no surprise as Solly Msimanga has been in the news about similar accusations before.

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Quite a few appointments in the Mayor's office are allegedly improper, according to a report by IOL News.

On Monday, Busisiwe Mkhwebane will receive a thorough forensic report as part of an ongoing investigation by the office of the public prosecutor.

The public protector is investigating complaints about the appointment of senior officials - a complaint lodged by the ANC.

During the first part of the investigation it came to light that Msimanga's office appointed a chief of staff that is not qualified to do the job.

According to an earlier Briefly.co.za report, the Mayor claimed to be unaware of Aucamp's lack of qualification, but documents proved that he interviewed her personally.

On Friday, 24 August, the latest findings of the investigation was released.

The allegedly irregular appointments include:

  • Executive head: mayoral public affairs and spokesperson - Samkelo Mgobozi
  • Executive head: private office of the executive mayor - Stefan Adriaan de Villiers
  • Mayoral spokesperson - Matthew Gerstner
  • Executive director: corporate and shared services - Gerald Shingange

De Villiers and Mgobozi doesn't meet the minimum requirements for their respective jobs. Gerstner isn't an employee of the city and therefor shouldn't be spokesperson.

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The public protector will likely be acting on this information in the coming week.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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