It is understood that Gumede and other senior eThekwini officials met the party's provincial leadership following a two-day PEC meeting at the Coastlands Hotel.
Rumours that Gumede has been axed have been doing the rounds on social media since last night.
An official announcement is expected this afternoon.
Senior eThekwini leadership, including Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and Speaker, William Mpena, were seen entering the building earlier.
Msunduzi offciials, who also met provincial party leaders, have already finished their session. Msunduzi Mayor, Themba Njilo confirmed to reporters outside the offices that the entire municipal executive has been redeployed. The troubled municipality has been placed under administration.
#ZandileGumede Outgoing Msunduzi Mayor, Themba Njilo has confirmed that the entire Municipal executive has been “redeployed”. Leadership of the municipality was called into a meeting with officials from @MYANC to be briefing following a two-day PEC meeting @ECR_Newswatch pic.twitter.com/cpIedFc3Bm— Nushera Raisa Soodyal (@nushera) August 13, 2019
It is unclear if the eThekwini meeting developed along the same lines as Msunduzi's.
There is a strong police presence in the area.
Gumede was arrested in May in connection with what the Hawks believe was a dodgy multi-million Rand waste removal tender, dating back to 2016. She was released on R50,000 bail.
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