- Durban's mayor, Zandile Gumede insists she is not guilty of the fraud and corruption allegations against her
- Gumede approached the Durban High Court over these accusations to get an order against those who defamed her
- She says the 'forces against transformation' wants to distract her from doing her job
Zandile Gumede, the Durban mayor, plans to act against the "the forces against transformation" that want to distract her from her work.
Earlier in December, the mayor successfully approached the Durban High Court to get an order against those who defamed her.
The forces against transformation will do everything in their power in order to distract me from focusing on matters of service delivery. The high court is a good step towards clearing my name and that of my organisation.
This comes after it was reported that Gumede and Mondli Mthembu, senior ANC councillor, could possibly be arrested by the Hawks on allegations of corruption, fraud, and money laundering.
Briefly.co.za reported that The Hawks have been investigating the two, and the investigation has now been completed. News24 reported that 3 municipality officials were arrested earlier.
However, Gumede insists she's working against corruption.
I want to reiterate that we have joined forces with the SAPS and other organisations within the forensic fraternity to identify and investigate a variety of fraud and corruption activities within the municipality.
Fraud and corruption undermine the value, vision and mission of our municipality and that of our nation. The City Integrity and Investigation Unit is solely intended to tackle the fraud, corruption and maladministration that is hampering service delivery within the municipality.
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