Zandile Gumede

Corruption-charged eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Zandile Gumede confirmed that she would be taking 30 days leave of absence starting today. This followed a resolution by the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal that she takes the days to afford the governing party time to finalise her matter. Gumede said she would abide by her party’s decision. The mayor is currently on R50,000 bail after being arrested on fraud and corruption charges for allegedly defrauding the metro on a tender worth R208 million.