Adapt IT Founder and CEO Sbu Shabalala has Resigned

Adapt IT founder and CEO Sbu Shabalala has resigned with immediate effect. The resignation comes after agreeing to go on a leave of absence three months ago related to serious armed assault allegations against him.

In May, Shabalala took a leave of absence for three months “to attend to personal matters” after the Sunday Times reported that his wife, Neo Shabalala, filed for an urgent interdict against her husband.

She accused him in an affidavit of ordering an attack on her new partner, suspended eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza, who reportedly ended up in hospital after intruders entered their home, according to the newspaper.

Adapt IT's Sbu Shabalala details reasons for his leave of absence
Adapt IT founder and CEO Sbu Shabalala

Joburg listed companyTuesday, Adapt IT announced that Shabalala has decided “to terminate his employment with Adapt IT and resign as director of Adapt IT and its subsidiaries with effect from 6 August 2021”. 

Tiffany Dunsdon will continue as interim CEO, while Adapt IT decides on a permanent replacement for Shabalala, who had been at the helm of Adapt IT since he founded it 15 years ago.

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