Durban - Durban mayor Zandile Gumede may perform her mayoral duties, the Durban Magistrate's Court ruled on Thursday
However, the decision over her being placed on special leave was not up to the court, said magistrate Dawn Soomaroo.
The suspended mayor appeared along with the eThekwini Municipality deputy speaker Mondli Mthembu and eight others. One was absent due to being ill with flu. They appeared on charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering.
Amendments to Gumede's bail conditions included that while dealing with various people at the municipality, she was not allowed to interfere with witnesses.
Previous bail conditions allowed the mayor to liaise only with the municipal manager, but, new conditions allow her to liaise with key municipal staff for example the chief financial officer.