WC Premier Winde suspends MEC Madikizela over CV qualification claim

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has suspended Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela for claiming to have a BCom degree in his CV when he has admitted that he has not completed his degree.

FILE: Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela. Picture: Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has suspended Transport and Public Works MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela for 14 days pending the outcome of an investigation into his qualifications.

This comes after Winde met with Madikizela on Wednesday to discuss the inaccuracies on his CV after he listed a BComm degree on his CV but acknowledged that he never actually completed the qualification. It's alleged that Madikizela lied about his qualifications.

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Winde said that he had raised his concerns with the MEC and that acting with integrity was non-negotiable.

Human Settlements MEC, Tertius Simmers, has been appointed acting MEC for Transport and Public Works.

Madikizela is also the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape and was planning to contest as a party candidate for mayor of the city of Cape Town.

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