- Apr 8, 2006
Predictably the wheels of justice turn fast for certain things.. Granted R50k bail already
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So in essence you agree with my first statement:Zuma's case has dragged on for years, I anticipate hers to go on for a much shorter time, unless as Surface has said, she becomes President, then it could drag for aslong as Zuma's.
So why argue lolSo she's a crony of Zuma's ... When does Zuma get to face court? Why is she fast tracked?
Don't forget that there may be people who have an interest in keeping her quiet.In theory I agree with you...
But specifically in eThekwini (given that I live in the city) the amount of vitriol thrown at her in the last 3 weeks for the crap she caused from all sides (and very loudly from the much poorer segment of the population) was extreme.... The ANC could very possibly (even the Zuma faction themselves) be very happy to see her thrown under the bus just for a short term positive with its voting base...
I doubt she is of any use to the Zuma faction anymore in any event...
Err you did actually:No I don't. You heard that she is out on bail already, didn't you say something about someone actually answering to the merits of a case?
What did you mean by a much shorter time then if not a much shorter time? In other words.... She is being fast tracked while Zuma roams free.Zuma's case has dragged on for years, I anticipate hers to go on for a much shorter time
Durban – eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and councillor Mondli Mthembu are alleged to have orchestrated a march to Durban City Hall last month that called for the removal of the city manager because he would not sign off on a payment for an illegal tender.
The allegation was made at the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday where Gumede and Mthembu were appearing on graft charges.
According to the affidavit of lead Hawks' investigator Ngoako Mphaki, which senior state advocate Ashika Lucken read into the record:
“In April 2019, information was received that mayor Gumede incited a march to the city hall to request the removal of city manager Sipho Nzuza from office on the grounds that he refused to take orders from the mayor to make the irregular payments.
“On 16 April, at about 2pm, a large group of people gathered outside city hall protesting and demanding the removal of the city manager. Information is at hand that mayor Gumede and councillor Mthembu orchestrated these events,” said Mphaki’s affidavit.
Gumede handed herself over to police the morning before appearing in court alongside Mthembu and service provider Craig Ponnan. The trio was released on R50 000 bail each.
Gumede is also the chairperson of the ANC eThekwini region – the biggest in the country. Mthembu is its deputy secretary.
They are part of a group – the others were arrested two weeks ago – that are alleged to have conspired to swindle the city out of R45 million through the illegal awarding of a Durban Solid Waste (DSW) contract.
The other accused include Robert Abbu – DSW’s deputy head for strategic and new developments, and the city’s supply chain manager and chairman of the bid adjudication committee, Sandile Ngcobo.
The accused are all facing multiple charges of fraud and corruption as well as contravention of several acts such as the Municipal Financial Management Act, Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Organised Crime Act and the Riotous Assemblies Act.
The only ones missing were the BLF, sure they will soon join.Not sure if it's been reported on yet but at yesterday's appearance she made use of metro cops as her personal bodyguards.
They formed a thick ring around her to "protect" her from the media. The thugs tried to instruct the media not to take photos, unfortunately for the cops, they were in a very public venue and could not get as physical as they sometimes do. Things got extremely heated through.
That didn't stop some of the mayor's office staff though. They also formed a protective inner ring, holding up their handbags to shield her from the cameras, and swinging those bags at the cameras that came close.
The capture runs strong in my municipality.
Next appearance she will have secret service agents flown in to wipe her a.ss.Hmmm metro cops as bodyguards for a personal appearance in court.., suppose I shouldn't expect any less from this waste of space.
https://citizen.co.za/news/south-af...down-as-durban-mayor-due-to-mere-allegations/eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on charges that include fraud, corruption, and racketeering on Tuesday, but she told The Star on Wednesday morning that she had no intention of vacating her position as her alleged wrongdoings are “mere allegations”.
The charges against Gumede relate to an alleged dodgy tender within the Durban Solid Waste (DSW) department. Gumede stands accused of playing a “major role” in the defrauding of ratepayers to the tune of R208 million. According to the Hawks, those involved in the tender were “allegedly paid huge amounts of money even though they didn’t render any service.”
Gumede, however, insists that the case must run its course and that until this occurs, she’s innocent until proven guilty.
Interesting, pity the Hawks do not have their own website where one can read more about this task team.“Three suspects aged between 61 and 58 will appear in the Specialised Commercial Court today as part of the Hawks’ National Clean Audit Task Team (NCATT) investigation at eThekwini municipality,” a statement from The Hawks confirmed.
https://www.enca.com/news/mayor-zandile-gumede-called-resign-ancylJOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League in eThekwini has called on Mayor Zandile Gumede to resign in order to defend herself against criminal charges. Meanwhile, the main branch of the party says it won't take any rash decisions against her.
Interesting, pity the Hawks do not have their own website where one can read more about this task team.
Looks different 3 suspects this time. eThekwini again.“Three suspects aged between 61 and 58 will appear in the Specialised Commercial Court today as part of the Hawks’ National Clean Audit Task Team (NCATT) investigation at eThekwini municipality,” a statement from The Hawks confirmed.
There are stories doing the rounds that the Hawks unit have been ready to swoop on this fscking cow since December....I wonder if this hawks unit deals with corruption related to audit findings. If they do then should have been busy from decades ago and would keep busy until the dinosaurs return