ANC orders Zandile Gumede to step down

ANC orders Zandile Gumede to step down

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed the axing of embattled mayor Zandile Gumede following a brief meeting with her and other senior eThekwini officials.

Zandile Gumede
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On Tuesday the provincial executive committee (PEC) resolved to axe the top leadership of the two biggest municipalities - Durban's eThekwini and Msunduzi in Pietermaritzburg. 

"All ANC members who are serving as Exco members in eThekweni and uMsunduzi local municipalities, respectively, should with immediate effect be redeployed," said ANC provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli.

"All PEC mandated the provincial working committee, working through the officials, to ensure that all vacancies occasioned by this decisions are filled and filled within seven days from today."

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Earlier Gumede was seen exiting the ANC KZN headquarters but remained mum on the outcomes of the meeting.

Gumede came into disrepute following allegations of a dodgy multi-million rand waste removal tender, dating back to 2016. She was arrested and later released on R50,000 bail.

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