Durban - Beleaguered eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede says that she will not allow the eThekwini Municipality to fall into the wrong hands because there were people drooling at the possibility of taking over the running of the city.
Gumede was addressing hundreds of her supporters outside the Durban Commercial Crimes Court after her appearance on charges relating to fraud charges in connection with a R208 million Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender.
“We will not allow this eThekwini Municipality to fall into the wrong hands, which is why we as the branches of the ANC in eThekwini, should remain resolute and strong and ensure that our municipality continues being what is supposed to be, because there are those who are salivating at the prospect of taking over it,” Gumede said.
She also urged the media to “learn to be patient” and not to sentence her before the court has made its judgment.
Gumede pleaded with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala to “intervene as our leader so that the truth can come out and the people can have clean areas”.