About 30 buses were seen transporting Gumede’s supporters to and from various branches of the eThekwini region for a protest on Tuesday that brought Durban’s CBD to a standstill. A number of eThekwini councillors participated, and it was reported that protesters were from 110 branches.
ANC provincial spokesperson Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said it would be unfortunate if municipal resources were used for politics.
“The ANC is calling on the municipality to thoroughly investigate, and indicate what has happened,” she said.
Gumede’s supporters want the ANC’s provincial executive committee to review its decision that forced her into a 30-day leave of absence as she is facing fraud corruption charges. They were also aggrieved about the PEC’s decision to disband the ANC’s eThekwini regional executive committee and replace it with a regional task team.