Durban Magistrate Dawn Soomaroo has rejected the state application for a warrant of arrest to be issued against former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede – who appeared in court over the alleged violation of her bail conditions.
The Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal are raiding the home of former eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede, at the upmarket Somerset Park in uMhlanga, north of Durban.
The African National Congress Women’s League has put its support behind former Mayor of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Zandile Gumede.
The African National Congress’s Secretary General Ace Magashule says a decision on the embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede will be made on Tuesday.
There are unconfirmed reports that embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has been removed from her position by the ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Committee.
eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede is due back in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday. She is due to appear together with eThekwini councillor Mondli Mthembu and businessman Craig Poonan.
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) says it believes that the party is victimising suspended eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede for being female.
The ANC has confirmed that redeployed eThekwini mayor – Zandile Gumede – has finally tendered her resignation from office as directed by the party’s provincial leadership.
The fate of embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede will be announced on Monday. Gumede was forced to take a special leave of absence by the ANC after she and six other eThekwini Metro officials were implicated in fraud.
Former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, has accused Police Minister Bheki Cele of being behind Thursday’s raids, which the Hawks conducted at her houses in Inanda and Umhlanga, north of Durban.