- Apr 8, 2006
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/protests/2144511/watch-supporters-of-criminally-charged-durban-mayor-gumede-taunt-policeThe crowd pelted police with rocks, mielie cobs, oranges and stones as they tried to storm ANC headquarters in Durban.
Hundreds of supporters of criminally charged eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede — currently on forced leave — marched to the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters in Durban on Tuesday and refused to leave until they were assured Gumede would be reinstated.
The supporters, mostly dressed in ANC regalia, eventually grew restless as they waited for provincial ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala to address them and began pelting police with rocks, mielie cobs, oranges and stones as they tried to storm the headquarters.
A stone thrown by a protester hit a photographer from a provincial newspaper on the chin. The protesters started gathering at the Durban beachfront in the late morning.
African News Agency (ANA) counted 20 buses, with several drivers saying they had transported the crowds from Umlazi and Ntuzuma. One of the bus drivers — speaking on condition of anonymity — told ANA that the buses had been “taken off routes” to bus in the protesters.
Several people in the crowd told ANA they wanted Gumede reinstated by Wednesday morning. The mayor was placed on 30 days’ leave by provincial leadership two weeks ago amid a public outcry over the charges.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/watch-police-zandile-gumede-supporters-clash-outside-anc-offices-in-durban-20190618UPDATE: A group of ardent supporters of embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede refused to leave ANC headquarters in Durban on Tuesday, saying they demanded an audience with provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala.
The group in its hundreds were camped outside the ANC KwaZulu-Natal offices by Tuesday evening. Supporters were reluctant to speak to media, but one woman said they demanded to speak to senior leadership.
"We are here to ask for the regional task team to disband. We want fairness for Zandile Gumede."
Rubber bullets fired
Earlier on Tuesday, police and Gumede's supporters clashed outside the premises.
The delegation wanted to negotiate with provincial leaders, including KZN ANC deputy chair Mike Mabuyakhulu.
Gumede is currently facing corruption charges in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court, relating to a Durban Solid Waste tender.
You know how we roll on MyBb right? remember how Andile had so many supporters before the elections and how many forumites were worried about all the dumb voters who were going to vote him into parliament?Bussed in support. Dumb politics. Hope nobody falls for this 'support'.
Corrupt cadres are most problematic when they still have the keys to the taxpayers money, they are very weak when they are on their own.I saw the buses offloading these " supporters" on the beachfront yesterday. These were Durban Transport buses so am interested to know who paid for the hire of these buses.......
Beyond rent-a-mobs she also has an alleged history of being involved in the mob that has been setup around the construction industry "forums".... I have to wonder how she has personally profited from the ongoing interruptions in the Go Durban project.Plus this particular cadre has a history of arranging rent a mobs.
https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/speaker-warns-ethekwini-council-dont-drink-the-water-20190627A full council meeting in eThekwini Metro on Thursday left councillors shocked after allegations of an apparent poisoning attempt on the mayor emerged.
Two councillors tweeted that Speaker William Lekgoa Mapena had announced that there was paraffin in one of the water bottles handed out during the meeting.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/sunday-tribune/news/zandile-gumede-back-at-work-as-da-threatens-to-go-to-court-28828238Durban - Ethekwini mayor Zandile Gumede is expected back at work on Tuesday.
While her staff are preparing for her return to office, the ANC provincial leadership must still decide on the next step after it forced her to take a 30-day leave of absence.
In May, Gumede appeared before the city’s Commercial Crimes Court on fraud charges related to a R208 million Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender in which 62 councillors were also implicated. She is out on R50000 bail and is expected back in court in August. Both her spokesman Mthunzi Gumede and her advocate Jay Naidoo confirmed the 30-day leave the ANC had asked her to take, ends tomorrow.
While the mayor vowed to return to work after the period of forced leave, as resigning would seem like an admission of guilt for something she did not do, the DA is having none of that. Executive committee councillor Thabani Mthethwa said they were in talks with their legal advisors.
“We have looked at whether she was in breach of her bail conditions when she presented the budget at the end of May and presided over EXCO.
She lacks ethics and the ANC are also missing a backbone. How hard can it be for them to remove her given all of the crap she's caused over the years. Not suspend. Fire her.Zandile Gumede back at work as DA threatens to go to court
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/sunday-tribune/news/zandile-gumede-back-at-work-as-da-threatens-to-go-to-court-28828238
She's probably busy buying off witnesses and prosecutors, magistrates etc. I smell this going the same way the Amigos case went with Peggy Nkonyane. Hopeful the new brooms at the NPA can thwart the captured plants in the hawks and see she goes away for minimum 15 years.Fsck this..
That biatch needs to be behind bars ffs....