Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has responded with fury to claims she may be one of the “riot leaders” and opened a case at a local police station to vehemently dismiss these claims. accusations.
Did Zandile Gumede foment riots? Former mayor rejects allegations
Gumede herself does not have an impeccable image, and her tenure in Durban ended in controversy, when she was suspended from her post for alleged tender fraud. The corruption case against her remains relevant and is expected to resume later this year. however, ANC mainstay does not take this latest round of allegations lightly.
- In an interview with SABC, Zandile Gumede confirmed that his lawyers are now involved …
“They say that Zandile Gumede is creating this chaos, that she does not want to face the consequences of the law. At this point, I send my lawyer to the police station. These people touch my nerves. I am sitting here with a heavy load on my shoulders. People wrote these accusations demonically and recklessly. | Zandile Gumede
Who was arrested for causing unrest in South Africa?
A total of six arrests have been made so far, in connection with the heavy looting that spread to parts of South Africa last week. Ngizwe Mchunu, a former Ukhozi FM DJ, has become one of the most prominent suspects and he appeared in court on Tuesday. Zandile Gumede, however, insists that she was not involved in any “insurgency plot”:
“Some individuals and people with a political agenda against me have launched a cowardly attack on my personal integrity. I filed a formal complaint with the police because these allegations put my life in danger. I deny in the strongest terms, and reject any fallacious claim, that I was organizing riots or looting. “
“I am a dedicated ANC cadre, I have no reason to avoid or derail my impending corruption trial, I want this to continue so I can clear my name. I would also like to express my sympathy and support for those affected by violence. “