Zandile Gumede’s future as eThekwini Mayor now rests with ANC Top 6

Zandile Gumede. Image credit: Facebook/eThekwini Municipality

Zandile Gumede will know by Tuesday whether she stays or goes as Mayor of eThekwini.

The top six officials of the African National Congress (ANC) will make a final decision following a meeting with KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s provincial executive committee (PEC) on Monday.

KZN ANC’s provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli addressed the media after the meeting at Luthuli House.

He said the PEC came to update the ANC top six on its decisions in the province, including the Gumede matter.

The top six is now set to deliberate further and advise the PEC how to proceed, he added.

When the leadership concludes their meeting today, I am certain that tomorrow they will come back to us and say, ‘This is how, practically, you must deal with the issues you reported to us.’

Mdumiseni Ntuli

Resignation withdrawn

Gumede sensationally withdrew her resignation as eThekwini Mayor last week following an earlier decision by the PEC to recall her.

The PEC cited her poor performance as the reason for the recall. However, she insisted that the PEC had treated her unfairly.

Gumede’s recall was preceded by a PEC decision that she should take special leave, which she did for several months.

Her troubles began in May when she was arrested for alleged fraud and corruption related to a R208m waste collection tender.

The mayor has appeared in court several times and is out on bail. Her next appearance is scheduled for January 2020.

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