# Bitou mayor David Swart has instructed that the qualifications of the Southern Cape authority’s acting municipal manager be investigated. This comes after the leader of the Ikhwezi political movement in the town, Nokuzola Kolwapi, opened a fraud case against Ntho Maredi, accusing him of falsifying his qualifications. Kolwapi says the vetting process showed that Maredi did not have a national diploma in cost and management accounting. Kolwapi has given Swart seven days to complete the investigation. Maredi is acting after former acting municipal manager Richard Bosman left office after 55-days.