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CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that suspended City of Cape Town transport executive director Melissa Whitehead has resigned after being found guilty on two charges at a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.  

She indicated in a statement:  "Today the chairperson of a disciplinary hearing, that lasted for more than a year, exonerated me on any allegation of corruption or financial misconduct.  Furthermore, my professional integrity remains intact.  I was, however, shocked to be found guilty on two charges."  The City confirmed her resignation with immediate effect and said she was facing another disciplinary hearing that related to a tender for electric buses.  Whitehead said that the finding that she attempted to influence the Foreshore Freeway Bid Evaluation Committee, and that she treated one of the bidders unfairly, was "particularly egregious".  She went on to say that despite the advice of her legal team that she had strong prospects of success for both a review and an appeal, "I have decided to walk away".  Whitehead also claimed she had been subjected to unfathomable victimisation and bullying by the City's leadership and management over the past 19 months.  She is currently suing the Deputy Mayor for defamation.  The City will now proceed to declare a vacancy for her position to the Council.

  • Read the full original of the above report by Jenna Etheridge at News24

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