Investigators have nothing on me, claims Zandile Gumede

Investigators have nothing on me, claims Zandile Gumede

The case against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has been postponed to April pending further investigations.

Zandile Gumede outside Durban Mag Court

The matter was heard in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.


Gumede is facing charges relating to a multi million Rand Durban Solid Waste Tender dating back to 2016.


The axed mayor was arrested last year and granted R50,000 bail. 


Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in KwaZulu-Natal Natasha Kara says the court will review the state's progress in three months time.

"The matter was postponed for the 16th of April where the state will then appear in court and give the court a further update on the investigations in the matter.

"The court put the state under a sort of condition saying ‘I'll grant you three months, in three months come back and give us an indication of how far the investigations are going then we can maybe get another postponement'."

Following the court postponement Gumede addressed scores of supporters, saying the law must take its course.

"I'm very sad because as a human being it's not good for the community to talk about these issues and then they don't come to a rest but what can we do, because they are in powers and we must just wait.”

Gumede welcomed the decision by the court to allow for further investigations but vowed she'd be vindicated.

"We will wait the three months and we will wait for even the next three months because we know they will find nothing."

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