South Africa, Durban – ANC supporters of Zandile Gumede, the former eThekwini mayor and KZN legislature MPL, have told her to not step aside.
Gumede and 20 others are facing corruption, money laundering, and fraud charges emanating from a questionable waste contract of R320 million (VAT excluded) in 2017.
Meanwhile, Gumede and her supporters debunk the charges. The case had been set for trial in the Durban High Court in June this year and they expect her to be cleared on the charges.
According to reports, the spokesperson of the supporters, Ntando Khuzwayo releases 13 reasons why she should not step aside.
Also, while it is unclear whether Gumede’s name is part of the 13 submitted to Luthuli House (ANC national headquarters) by Mdumiseni Ntuli, the KZN ANC provincial secretary, her supporters have told her to stay put.
ANC members supporting former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede says she should not step aside as expected. Among other the reasons they stated is that the resolution should be first taken to the NGC before being implemented. They also say she will win her pending court case. @IOL
— Sihle Mavuso (@NewsBotZA) April 19, 2021