Suspended Joburg ombud denies wrongdoing, fights suspension by Mashaba

Suspended City of Joburg ombudsman, Advocate Sduduzo Gumede, denies any involvement with the procurement of the contract between the City and the company offering call centre services.

Gumede has been suspended for alleged irregularities and conflict of interest.

Speaking to Xolani Gwala on Monday morning, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said the problems within the City's ombudsman office started when it was established.

Also read: Joburg mayor explains why he suspended another senior official

Gumede says his suspension is an abuse of power and an attempt to discredit him.

The mayor of the City of Johannesburg has completely lost the plot.

Advocate Sduduzo Gumede, suspended Joburg ombudsman

I think the mayor is disrupting the work of the office because it was set up by the previous administration, and he can't claim the credit for it.

Advocate Sduduzo Gumede, suspended Joburg ombudsman

He says he's filing an urgent application to the Labour Court to interdict his suspension.

Listen to the full interview with Gumede below for more information...


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