Durban - After a heated and long meeting that dragged until late on Monday evening, the ANC in KZN was finally able to fire Zandile Gumede as eThekwini mayor.
According to sources, the party did not use her troubles with the law to get rid of her. Instead, it used a report on the state of eThekwini which showed that the only KZN metro was paralysed due to infighting of the top leadership.
She was kicked out despite a spirited campaign that saw her and her backers lobbying other regions to back her to stave off the inevitable fall after her name was tainted when she was charged with fraud and corruption in May this year.
However, Gumede did not go alone as the party decided to also fire the speaker of the council William Mapena and party chief whip Neli Nyanisa.
It was not immediately clear whether the current acting mayor Fawzia Peer was fired or not as the party was cleaning the top political and executive structure.