Gumede’s special leave extension could end in a war – party insiders


The fall-out from a decision by the ANC to extend eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede’s special leave could spell “war” in the province, two sources told News24.

The ANC on Wednesday said it had not yet made a formal decision on the future of the embattled mayor, despite the conditions of her 30-day “special leave” ending on Tuesday.

Gumede, known as a staunch supporter of former president Jacob Zuma and a heavyweight in KZN politics, was placed on special leave last month after being arrested and charged with corruption relating to a waste removal tender worth over R200m.

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