- Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has reportedly received the green light to resume work
- The KZN ANC executive committee has decided to allow the embattled politician to jump back in
- This comes despite Gumede facing corruption and money laundering charges
Ex-mayor Zandile Gumede has been given permission to resume her legislative duties and engage in party programmes.
This is reportedly the decision handed down by the ANC KZN executive committee, which opted to give Gumede the green light.
The former eThekwini mayor is currently facing charges ranging from corruption to money laundering but somehow managed to obtain clearance by the ANC KZN integrity commission.
The embattled politician is currently out on R50 000 bail but TimesLIVE reports that provincial spokesperson has confirmed the decision.
Ntombela told the publications that the commission is satisfied that the former mayor's explanation of the events and found no justice in barring her from work or ANC events.
The spokesperson explained that the lack of progress on behalf of the National Prosecuting Authority over a year following Gumede's arrest has also factored in:
“If the ANC continued to ask her to step aside despite this, that would be infringing on her rights in the organisation.”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Ace Magashule has to step aside according to the ruling party's Integrity Commission's recommendation.
The committee's recommendation called for Magashule to step aside pending the outcome of his fraud and corruption case, with suspension mentioned should he fail to willingly comply.
A three-page report to the party's national executive committee insisted that party resolutions should be applied without fear or favour.
The resolution states that members who are facing formal charges should step aside pending the finalisation of the respective cases.
The report indicates that Magashule would abide by the decisions of the NEC but failing this, the committee recommended suspension.
The outcome of this hearing will now be put to the NEC, which will then decide the embattled secretary-general's fate.
Commenting on the situation, Magashule said that he believes he was making the right call by meeting the committee.
Nevertheless, the secretary-general is sticking to his belief that stepping aside is not an option. The politician is facing 21 charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering relating to his time as Free State Premier.
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