Sanral chair resigns after questions about qualifications

2014-08-03 10:32

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The chair of the board of roads agency Sanral resigned abruptly this week after her fellow board members questioned her qualifications – particularly a claim that she holds a master’s degree.

Tembakazi Mnyaka resigned from the board this week, citing personal reasons.

But behind the scenes, sources claim Mnyaka was confronted by board members and asked to step down after she was questioned about discrepancies in her CV regarding her master’s degree in town planning from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Insiders at the road agency said Mnyaka had initially resisted a demand by fellow board members that she resign, but decided to leave this week (coincidentally as City Press started asking questions).

Sanral, which manages and maintains South Africa’s road network, worth an estimated R230?billion, has been embroiled in controversy in Gauteng over its management of the unpopular e-toll system in the province.

This led to speculation that she might have resigned because of public pressure over e-tolls.

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