- The lead investigator in the corruption case against Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede has survived a hit attempt
- The information was confirmed by the Hawks on Thursday
- Three men reportedly opened fire on the investigator in Johannesburg
Three men attempted to assassinate one of the investigators looking into the corruption case against Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede.
The attempted hit took place in Johannesburg on Friday.
The Hawks have confirmed that the investigator survived the attack.
Hawks spokesman Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said that the investigator was driving in Johannesburg when three men approached his car at a stop street before proceeding to open fire on his vehicle, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The spokesperson did not provide the name of the investigator.
Mulaudzi added that that law enforcement would be beefing up the security of the investigators working on the Gumede case.
Gumede faces allegations of corruption to the tune of R208 million regarding a Durban Solid Waste tender, according to Times Live. She and her co-accused are set to appear in court on Thursday.
Gumede is accused of using her powers as mayor to influence the awarding of the tender.
The mayor is currently on special leave, which has been extended for a second time. This comes as ANC's KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee has been unable to decided whether Gumede should be recalled.
Gumede, meanwhile, has continued to insists that she is innocent. At a prayer service in KwaMashu on Wednesay, the mayor said, "We know that one day the truth will be revealed."
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