Zandile Gumede on 'indefinite leave' while PEC contemplates her fate

Zandile Gumede has had her leave extended, with the ANC's Provincial Executive Committee set to decide her fate this weekend. The Durban mayor was placed on suspension over charges relating to a tender she illegally awarded.

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Zandile Gumede has managed to escape the chopping block, at least until later this week.

The ANC's PEC announced that the disgraced Durban mayor's leave will be extended until the party can come to an agreement. reported that Gumede was placed on suspension following corruption charges over dodgy tender deals in the province.

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The mayor's fate is set to be concreted this Sunday, with Gumede placed on 'indefinite leave' until the issue can be resolved.

Executives within the PEC seem to be split over whether or not Gumede should be removed. Some feel she has brought her office into disrepute, while others feel that she should be given an opportunity to clear her name, reports The South African.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance is trying to get a motion of no confidence tabled against the eThekwini leader, unconvinced that the ANC will 'do the right thing' and remove her.

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