The ANC in KwaZulu Natal says it has not formally received notice that embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has withdrawn her resignation from office.
Gumede tendered her resignation on Monday in accordance with the instruction of the provincial ANC that their office bearers in Durban and Pietermaritzburg resign.
The party’s provincial leadership decided to redeploy them citing poor service delivery.
It is understood that Gumede wants to plead her case with the ANC’s top six at national level.
Spokesperson for the ANC in the province Ricardo Mthembu says: “As the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal we want to confirm that we have not received any letter of withdrawal of resignation from the Mayor of eThekwini. We are continuing with the processes as planned.”
“We are completing Umsunduzi now by having all the comrades who are being deployed by the ANC to meet with the municipality. We anticipate that by Wednesday we will be finalising eThekwini. So we are continuing as planned.”