Yet another DA member allegedly lied about their qualifications.
This time it is Xanthea Limberg, current Mayco Member for Water and Waste at the City of Cape Town.
A CV seen by the Weekend Argus states that Limberg has a degree in Politics and Public Policy Administration from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a BA Degree in Policy Studies from Unisa.
The CV was submitted to the party’s Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) in January for her nomination as an executive member.
The Weekend Argus can exclusively reveal Limberg only has diplomas from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and UCT, not a degree.
A DA source says Limberg has for years been boasting about a degree from UCT.
“It is all swept under the rug and we will see how she will be treated when this gets out. Many organisations that have worked with the party and the municipality where she is deployed have been told that she has a degree.”
Limberg explained: “I'm in my final year and will be graduating this year with a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies. I’m currently in the process of applying for Post Grad in Policy Development at Wits.
“But I have other certificates from CPUT and UCT as well.
“I also did a degree at UCT in Politics and Public Administration but didn't complete it as I applied to add another major to the degree, which I am only allowed to do on a full-time basis which my work schedule doesn’t allow.”
She added: “I have accurately reflected the status of my degree on my CV which the DA is in possession of, (I am) not sure what the issue is.”
DA provincial chairperson Jaco Londt said: “I’ve asked the staff to pull her CV from our system and will respond once I’ve received it.”
DA interim leader in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz also said he could not comment on the issue as “Helen (Zille) is best to comment or Jaco (Londt) as they deal with internal qualifications”.