Jacobs says the house chairperson Cedric Floric decided that Tshabalala could not influence the outcome of the inquiry on her qualifications and there was no need to forward the recommendations made by the communications portfolio three weeks ago to the president.
All the parties represented in the communications portfolio decided unanimously that Tshabalala should be suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of the inquiry into her qualifications.
Tshabalala failed to produce proof of the B Comm degree and postgraduate diploma in labour relations she claimed to have from Unisa on her CV. Unisa is reported to have no record of these qualifications.
According to Jacobs, it is Floric’s view that the president should be involved only when the enquiry has been concluded.