Durban - With the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal set to officially announce the axing of embattled eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and several other mayors from across the province on Tuesday we look at some of the things Gumede has said since she was arrested and first appeared in court.
1. Following her initial court appearance on May 15, Gumede was adamant that she would continue as the city’s number one citizen.
“Right now I am the mayor, and I will continue to be the mayor, as these are mere allegations and investigators are saying they are not done with their investigations. They (ANC) cannot listen to one side and then take a decision. Instead, they must listen to all sides before taking a decision about my position,” she said.
2. With her case on charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering being postponed until 15 January 2020 Gumede said that she was being victimised for trying to implement the radical economic transformation framework in eThekwini.
Speaking to eNCA immediately after the case was postponed, Gumede said: “Our names are being tainted but they haven’t found what they’re looking for. They arrested us before. I feel bad because I thought they would charge us today. Four more months of humiliation as if we’re guilty when we’re not. It’s not good. I am tired of the way this is being reported by the media because you have sentenced me already even though you just heard that there are still no charges. Why are you doing that?”