Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede allowed to return to work - Court rules

Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede allowed to return to work - Court rules

The Durban Magistrate's Court has ruled today that Mayor Zandile Gumede may return to work. This comes as calls mount for the embattled politician to be removed from office over corruption charges.

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Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede may return to work according Magistrate Dawn Soomaroo.

The mayor, who has been suspension for some time, appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court today along with nine others on charges of corruption, money-laundering and racketeering, reports IOL.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the matter had been postponed, with Gumede indicating her 'disappointment' over not gaining clarity on the charges brought forward against her.

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However, good news came from Soomaroo's judgement finding that she may resume work, but the judge warned that the decision was not ultimately up to the court.

The ANC Provincial Executive Committee will be convening over the weekend to determine if Gumede should be removed from office.

The PEC had been indecisive over whether or not to boot the mayor from her position, with the Democratic Alliance vowing that they will utilise every available chance to dethrone Gumede.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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