While the ANC has yet to announce final confirmation of their decision on whether or not they will be axing eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, opposition parties are rejoicing after the PEC's decision was leaked.
Mayor Zandile Gumede has been enjoying indefinite leave while facing down charges of corruption, but the ANC's Provincial Executive Committee is reportedly set to oust the embattled politician.
EWN reports that opposition parties in KwaZulu-Natal are pleased with the decision to remove Gumede from her top position.
The EFF's chairperson in the region, Vusi Khoza, claims that the local government has collapsed under the rule of the ANC. Nevertheless, the party welcomes the decision to fire the mayor:
“As the EFF we are not surprised that this decision has finally been taken, you will note that local government has collapsed under the ANC. Out of the 54 municipalities only 1 got a clean audit according to the recent release of the Auditor General report, none of those mayors were very helpful."
The IFP says that the ruling party missed an opportunity to take a stand against corruption in the metro. IFP MP Velenkosini Hlabisa commented:
“The ANC should have come out with a clear stand on the issue of corruption charges, not to brand it together as recalling her under the pretext that it is because of the poor performing municipalities.”
The ANC is set to make the final announcement on the Durban mayor's political fate later today.
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