The question mark hanging over embattled eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede’s head will be lifted at 1pm this afternoon.

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is set to announce its decision on the fate of Gumede after a two-day Provincial Executive Committee meeting in Durban.

It was not too long after talks wrapped up that the rumour mill began churning out messages on social media last night that the ANC has decided to fire her.

Ricardo Mthembu said he could not confirm nor deny the reports, adding that all would be revealed at the media briefing today.

Gumede, who was placed on special leave from the municipality, was arrested earlier this year in connection with what the Hawks believe was a dodgy multi-million Rand waste removal tender, dating back to 2016.

She was released on R50,000 bail.