Zandile Gumede promises that she will return as eThekwini mayor

Zandile Gumede promises that she will return as eThekwini mayor

- The KZN ANC is expected to announce the conditions of its suspension of Zandile Gumede on Tuesday

- Gumede is being suspended as a result of fraud and corruption charges she is facing

- However, Gumede says she will not resign as mayor

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Following a two-day lekgotla, the KwaZulu-Natal ANC is expected to announce the terms of its 30-day suspension of eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede.

Gumede's suspension begins on Monday.

As part of the suspension, Gumede will also be removed from her duties as mayor.

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This comes as Gumede faces charges of fraud and corruption relating to a dubious tender. Additionally, she is reportedly being investigated for having violated the terms of her bail.

On Sunday, Gumede explained that she was accepting her suspension because she understood that the ANC needed to be seen to have taken action against her.

However, Gumede expressed confidence that she would be back in the mayor's office once her 30-day suspension was over, according to IOL.

She also stressed that she would not resign.

Indeed, Gumede has been defiant since her arrest. She has publicly referred to herself as a "wounded warrior" and has said that she feels betrayed by her party. She has even invoked some of former president Jacob Zuma's songs, singing that she has been hurt by her "own brothers".

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Gumede has also complained that she was arrested before the charges against her could be properly investigated, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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