This comes as all indications show that she is set to return to her post on Wednesday, when the 30 days’ leave she was placed on ends. Gumede was suspended by her party on June10 to allow it to look at her bail conditions, and over allegations that the charge of irregularity in a R208million waste tender was politically motivated.
The spokesperson of the party in KZN, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu, told the media in Durban on Monday that a task team was looking into the matter and that it was set to meet with the provincial leadership on Monday or Tuesday.
She said that their report would show them the way forward, not only on Gumede but also regarding Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, the suspended mayor of Newcastle who is facing murder charges.
“We will tell you on the 10th whether she is coming back or not after the proper procedures of the ANC have been conducted,” she told the media.