KZN ANC to receive report on allegations against Zandile Gumede

KZN ANC to receive report on allegations against Zandile Gumede

The leadership of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal will meet with party officials from eThekwini  to get a report on the allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against the city's mayor, Zandile Gumede.

Jarryd Subroyen

Gumede handed herself over to the Hawks this week over allegations she was involved in the mishandling of a waste tender worth some R208-million.

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She, along with city councillor Mondli Mthembu and businessman Craig Ponnan, were released on R50,000 bail each in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court.

ANC provincial spokesperson, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says once they have received the report, they will deliberate on a way forward.

She also responded to reports that there are talks underway to recall Gumede.

"We are worried about the rumour mongering that is going on. Allegations do not amount to a guilty verdict," said Simelane-Zulu.

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She said the country's judicial process will prove whether the allegations against Gumede are true or not.

"We call on people from KwaZulu-Natal in particular to be patient with the process."

Simelane-Zulu added that the party in the province will sit down and discuss a way forward.

She says corruption is something that is of great concern for the ANC.

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