- Suspended eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede’s fate will be decided soon by the ANC
- Spokesperson for KwaZulu-Natal ANC, Ricardo Mthembu, said that there are other colleagues whose futures also needed to be discussed
- Gumede’s future is up in the air, and many have speculated that the Mayor will be removed for good
Zandile Gumede, the Mayor for eThekwini who was recently suspended over alleged illegal activity, is awaiting her fate ahead of a special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
The African National Congress (ANC) has promised that a decision will be reached on the issue this weekend.
“As we are meeting on Sunday we will be taking decisions on each case,” African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson, Ricardo Mthembu, told the media.
The embattled Mayor was arrested for her alleged role in fraud concerning a R208 million tender.
Mthembu also mentioned that there were other ANC members whose futures’ needed to be discussed this weekend, regarding allegations of illegal activity, The South African reported.
“There are other comrades who are alleged to have broken the law to also be discussed,” Mthembu explained.
Briefly.co.za recently reported that Gumede’s suspension had been extended while her fate was decided.
Many believe that the eThekwini Mayor will be removed from her position permanently.
The meeting held this weekend with the NEC will play a large role in deciding Gumede’s future.
No matter what happens, Gumede has been adamant that she does not want the eThekwini Municipality to be given to the wrong official.
“We will not allow this eThekwini Municipality to fall into the wrong hands, which is why we as the branches of the ANC in eThekwini, should remain resolute and strong and ensure that our municipality continues being what it is supposed to be because there are those who are salivating at the prospect of taking over it,” Gumede told her supporters recently.
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