‘ANC is caring party’ - Zandile Gumede after being sworn in as KZN MPL

‘ANC is caring party’ - Zandile Gumede after being sworn in as KZN MPL

Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has been sworn in as a member of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature. 

Zandile Gumede MPL
KZN legislature

A member of the African National Congress (ANC), the embattled Gumede now joins province's lawmakers.

On Wednesday, Gumede replaced the late MPL Ricardo Mthembu who succumbed to Covid-19 earlier this year. 

“I'm very happy about the decision, especially because it is August - the month of women.  The ANC is a caring party and I've always said that we must be patient and the ANC has shown again that it makes no mistake,” said Gumede after taking the oath of office. 

“I am very happy today to have been welcomed with warm and open arms by the chief whip, the speaker and deputy speaker. As women we must celebrate this day.” 


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Gumede’s appointment comes despite the ongoing corruption case against her. 

The embattled Gumede is facing charges relating to a multi-million Rand Durban Solid Waste tender dating back to 2016. 

She resigned as mayor in 2019 amid growing political pressure. 

Swearing in of a new member.

Posted by KwaZulu-Natal Legislature on Wednesday, 19 August 2020
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