Various quarters have criticised the ANC KZN’s decision to redeploy Zandile Gumede to the provincial legislature. Political analyst Imraan Buccus has described the move as “irrational”, while the DA describes it as a slap in the public’s face.
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has denied that Zandile Gumede has received a promotion in being appointed as a member of the provincial legislature. ANC KZN Spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela says the party believes Gumede is innocent until proven guilty.
The legal team for former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede is expected to file for an application for a permanent stay of prosecution before her next court appearance date on the 10th September.
The case of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and her 17 co-accused has been adjourned until the 21 May due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
An emotional former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede says months after her arrest, the state has failed to indicate what charges link her to the Durban Solid Waste R389 million tender.