Zandile Gumede: SA reacts to corruption-accused politician's return

Zandile Gumede: SA reacts to corruption-accused politician's return

- Andile Gumede is back in politics and her return has sparked quite the reaction on social media

- South Africans are not happy that the ANC appointed Gumede as a KZN MPL because of the corruption allegations against her

- There is an ongoing R430m corruption case against her and her 17 others

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Former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede is officially an honourable member of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

The ANC politician was sworn in on Wednesday afternoon as an ANC MPL. She replaces the late MPL Ricardo Mthembu, who passed away from Covid-19 in June.

Gumede was removed as mayor by the ANC in KZN after she was accused of corruption. There is an ongoing R430m corruption case against her and her 17 others.

News of her return has gone viral on social media and South Africans are not happy at all.

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Zandile Gumede: SA reacts to corruption-accused politician's return

Zandile Gumede's return to politics has sparked a negative reaction on social media. Photo: Zandile Gumede.
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Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at South Africans' views on Gumede being sworn in as a KZN MPL.

Barney Mthombothi, who goes by the Twitter handle @mthombothi, commented:

"The hyenas are in charge #ZandileGumede."

Russell Pollitt, @rpollittsj, added:

"How does the ANC reappoint Zandile Gumede while facing serious corruption charges? Is this how your clean up and zero tolerance for corruption works @CyrilRamaphosa? This proves that the @MYANC is NOT serious about corruption and incompetence. Take note folks, take note!"

Social media user, @KoosKanmar, wrote:

"Another week where we had to deal with a ruling party claiming to fight corruption but then recycle cadres with various charges of corruption pending - Zandile Gumede. You cannot drain the swamp when you are the swamp. #VoetsekANC."

In other news, Tito Mboweni posted a photo of two pairs of shoes. The minister of finance revealed the photo is of President Cyril Ramaphosa and his shoes.

Mboweni, who has gotten roasted over his shoes before, asked South Africans why they aren't saying anything about the head of state's kicks.

The minister captioned the post:

"Because he is the President, you don’t comment about the same type of shoes as mine. Actually mine are a better class!! Jaaa!!"

The post gathered a couple thousand reactions and South Africans were left in stitches. However, some decided to roast both Mboweni and the president for their choice of footwear.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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