Readers react: Should eThekwini mayor resign while defending charges?

Readers react: Should eThekwini mayor resign while defending charges?

The ANCYL in eThekwini has called for Mayor Zandile Gumede's resignation so that she can face criminal charges without holding office. It seems as if Mzansi is behind the Youth League, with a poll showing that the majority agrees with the notion.

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eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede is currently facing a slew of charges, including fraud and corruption. reported earlier that the ANCYL in the region had called for Gumede to step down from her position at the helm of the municipality in order to handle the matter.

We asked our readers what they thought, should Gumede step down or remain in office? This is what they had to say:

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With over 90% of readers voting for the politician to leave office, the answer is crystal clear: Gumede should step down.

However, a look at the comments indicates that Mzansi wants the politician fired, a sign of the zero-tolerance attitude towards corrupt officials.

Siviwe Maneli felt that Gumede should be suspended with pay until the investigation is finalised.

Poppy Reddy agreed with Maneli, saying that she should resign and face a jail sentence.

Malose Mahloko thought it was ludicrous that her resignation was being discussed when she should have been fired, saying she didn't belong in public office.

With the matter due back in court in August this year, time will only tell if Gumede will remain in power, or if she will step down to please those she presides over.

Readers react: Should eThekwini mayor resign while defending charges?

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