Assets worth R51m seized from Zandile Gumede

Assets worth R51m seized from Zandile Gumede

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that the court has appointed a curator to locate assets to the value of over R230 million from embattled former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and her co-accused.

Zandile Gumede Home Hawks raid
Nushera Soodyal

This comes after the Assets Forfeiture Unit (AFU) and the Hawks raided Gumede's rented house in Umhlanga as well as her home in Inanda in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday morning.


The raids form part of an investigation into Gumede and her co-accused in a corruption case linked to a 2016 waste collection tender.


Gumede and her co-accused, who are currently out on bail, face charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.


The AFU obtained an order last week to restrain assets of the accused to the value of R51 million.


"These assets include immovable property located in Zimbali and Umhlanga Rocks, luxury vehicles that include a Lamborghini, Porsche and Jaguars, assets hidden in trusts, companies, and cash in bank accounts,” says NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara.


These assets will be held under restraint pending the outcome of the criminal matter. 


Gumede is expected back in court in January.

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