City of Tshwane executive mayor Solly Msimanga has been exonerated from any impropriety following the controversial appointment of former city’s Chief of Staff, Marietha Aucamp.

Aucamp resigned last month after widespread media reports about her qualifications for the post.

City manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola released the findings of a five week long probe into the matter.

Mosola told the media in Pretoria that three Human Resources officials will face disciplinary hearings for deviating from city policies in the appointment of Aucamp in November 2016.

Mosola says when the Chief of Staff was appointed the Executive Mayor was only few days in office.

He says: “The chief of staff has been found to have misrepresented her qualifications by stating she has a B Tech in a competency form that she completed. Her appointment both in contract and temporary was irregular and not in line with the job requirements and our policies. There’s evidence that our HR officials did not follow our procedures and policies.”