Durban - As dozens of supporters of eThekwini Municipality mayor, Zandile Gumede protested outside city hall on Thursday and disrupted peak traffic, media reports had suggested that city manager, Sipho Nzuza had resigned.
Nzuza - who is apparently a key witness in the multi-million rand Durban Solid Waste tender scandal that has Gumede at its centre - told the Daily News that he had not resigned.
“I have not resigned. It is not true. I heard from one of my friends that I had resigned. I’m not even thinking about that. Yes, things are bad in the city, and it requires real leadership to resolve this,” Nzuza said on Thursday.
The city came to a standstill on Thursday morning with people claiming to be Gumede’s supporters blockading the road and access point to the city hall.
The television news channel, eNCA reported that it was rumoured Nzuza had resigned following Thursday's unrest caused by Gumede’s supporters.