The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape has called for the immediate suspension of Saldanha Bay Municipality Mayor Marius Koen for allegedly lying about his qualifications.
The party said Koen claims to hold an Honours degree in Public Administration and Industrial Psychology and Masters in Business Administration, however he had not been able to provide evidence of these qualifications.
“We call on Koen to provide the public with both transcripts and certificates with original stamps from the universities where these aforementioned qualifications are said to have been acquired and if he is unable to provide us with such evidence he must immediately step down.”
DA’s federal council chairperson Helen Zille said the party is investigating the matter.
“The issue is that we’ve currently asked the University for the qualification and the issue is under investigation,” Zille said.
Earlier this week, Bonginkosi Madikizela resigned as the DA’s provincial leader as well as Transport and Public Works MEC following claims that he lied about his qualifications.