"This is important for the ANC, it sends a message to all our members that the ANC is the ultimate authority in the movement," said Mabe.
Gumede and her executive were recalled by the provincial structures due to poor performance.
Mabe says the party can also confirm the resignation of uMsunduzi's mayor, Themba Njilo.
"I did speak with the provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli. He confirmed that both the eThekwini and Msundzi mayors had tendered their resignations."
Gumede was arrested earlier this year in connection with a multi-million Rand waste removal tender.
The Hawks are investigating corruption-related charges. She is due back in court early next year.
Gumede was granted R50,000 bail.
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