The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal announced on Tuesday that eThekwini Municipality deputy mayor Fawzia Peer would step into the role of mayor during Zandile Gumede’s 30 day leave period.

Gumede, councillor Mondli Mthembu and businessman Craig Ponnan are out on bail and facing fraud and corruption charges linked to a dodgy multi-million rand DSW tender.

The eThekwini speaker received Gumede’s submission for a leave of absence yesterday.

The ANC’s Mdumiseni Ntuli told reporters recently that they are confident the city’s been left in good hands.