KZN ANC resolves to recall eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has reportedly resolved to recall Zandile Gumede, the Mayor of eThekwini.
The party’s Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) reconvened over the weekend to finalise the matter of Gumede and other ANC deployees in the province facing various charges.
Last weekend, the PEC decided to extend Gumede’s special leave pending the outcome of this weekend’s meeting.
Gumede was arrested in May for fraud and corruption charges linked to a R200 million waste collection tender.
She was released on a R50,000 bail and has appeared in court a number of times. Her next hearing is set for January 2020.
Gumede has steadfastly maintained her innocence, claiming that her legal troubles are related to ANC factional politics in the province.
Her supporters have protested several times at ANC provincial headquarters demanding that she be allowed to return to work.
Some reportedly threatened legal action against the ANC should it resolve to remove her from her position.