Durban - Zandile Gumede supporters held an emergency meeting on Monday to chart a fightback strategy. They resolved she should leave the mayor position and turn her focus to the regional conference.
Two insiders, one part of the meeting and another close to Gumede confirmed that she had resigned.
The attempts to reach the ANC were unsuccessful but ANC spokesperson, Ricardo Mthebu, told another publication that resignations were coming in.
There were concerns she might choose to fight for her position after she allegedly “missed” the deadline set by the provincial secretary of the ANC, Mdumiseni Ntuli.
Gumede and her deputy Fawzia Peer, speaker William Mapena and members of their Executive Committee had been ordered by the ANC to hand in their resignation by 12 pm on Monday.