Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg has come to the defence of its former acting group chief financial officer Charity Wurayayi, saying her integrity and commitment is beyond reproach.
Mayoral committee member for finance Funzela Ngobeni said in a statement on Sunday the publication of incorrect information and serious allegations implicating Wurayayi had compromised her good name and "irresponsible reporting" had placed her professional reputation in disrepute.
"Ms Wurayayi serves the city as a highly professional and extremely committed official who performs her duties with great integrity and commitment in her substantive role as group head group accounting and served as acting group chief financial officer for the city from March 2018 to December 2018," he said.
The city regarded Wurayayi as an asset and took serious offence at false and malicious information published about her, Ngobeni added.
Last year, a controversial fleet tender at the City made headlines.