Durban - Public Order Police are expected to be on high alert in the Durban City Centre to prevent any backlash and protests arising from the axing of Mayor Zandile Gumede.
Gumede was dismissed from her job, on Monday night, by the ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC). Speaker of the council William Mapena and chief whip Neli Nyanisa were also dismissed based on a report compiled on the state of the 11 municipalities including the eThekwini.
The report cited infighting, rampant corruption and a complete collapse of service delivery.
Bongani Mthethwa, ANC KwaZulu-Natal media spokesperson said an official announcement on the decisions would be made during a press briefing at the Coastlands Hotel in Durban on Tuesday.
"The briefing will reflect on the decisions of the special two-day PEC meeting held to deliberate on the report on local government assessment,"Mthethwa said.