Zandile Gumede says she is a victim as case postponed

The case against suspended eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has been postponed to January.

Gumede appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court on Thursday on charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering related to a tender worth millions of rands.

Gumede was arrested in May and released on R50,000 bail.

According to Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it needs more time to investigate the matter.

The NPA says it needs time to investigate. It says there are a lot of people involved in this and that it has issued 286 subpoenas. It has promised that in the remaining four months of 2019 it would have finished this investigation and would have arrested more people.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - EWN

Gumede has told supporters outside the court that she is being victimised.

She said that she was being victimised because she was a champion of radical economic transformation. She said, like former President Jacob Zuma, she was fighting for the interests of black people.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - EWN

Meanwhile Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says they are continuing an investigation into an alleged hit on one of the investigators probing the case.

The investigator was shot at an intersection in Johannesburg while on his way to work last week and rushed to hospital.

Mulaudzi says the man is recovering well.

The investigations are still ongoing but we are happy to report that the member is recuperating very well at home.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Spokesperson - Hawks

Click on the link below to hear the full conversation...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Civil society groups march on Parliament to defend the right to protest in SA

Civil society groups march on Parliament to defend the right to protest in SA

The Social justice Coalition says the Constitutional right to protest in South Africa is often met with threats and violence.

CRL Rights Commission wants exisitng language policies properly utilised

CRL Rights Commission wants exisitng language policies properly utilised

The commission says while there are policies in place, they are not being implemented.

'If De Ruyter can stop Eskom unbundling, we will find a way to work with him'

'If De Ruyter can stop Eskom unbundling, we will find a way to work with him'

Trade union NUM says it rejects the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as Eskom CEO but is willing to work with him conditionally.

Hawks lead investigator in Zandile Gumede case survives alleged hit

Hawks lead investigator in Zandile Gumede case survives alleged hit

EWN reporter Nkosikhona Duma weighs in on what to expect when suspended eThekwini mayor appears in court on Thursday.

ANC in KZN extends Zandile Gumede's suspension

ANC in KZN extends Zandile Gumede's suspension

EWN reporter Nkosikhona Duma weighs in on the party's media briefing concerning the fate of eThekwini mayor.

"If Gumede is not removed as mayor, SACP will mobilise community against her'

"If Gumede is not removed as mayor, SACP will mobilise community against her'

eThekwini secretary Phumlani Mthembu says the party gives the ANC 14 days to remove the mayor or face the wrath of the people.

Popular articles
3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

Devin Shutte (Head of Investments at The Robert Group) shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

How Gavin Watson's Bosasa - born from ANC Women’s League – captured the State

How Gavin Watson's Bosasa - born from ANC Women’s League – captured the State

Bruce Whitfield interviews News24 Editor Adriaan Basson, author of "Blessed by Bosasa - Inside Gavin Watson's State Capture Cult".

'New Eskom CEO doesn't have Eskom or energy experience'

'New Eskom CEO doesn't have Eskom or energy experience'

Energy expert Ted Blom says Andre de Ruyter has been appointed to execute the mandate of the government and unbundle Eskom.

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Dad comes up with genius 'trick' to get newborn baby to feed

[WATCH] Dad comes up with genius 'trick' to get newborn baby to feed

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

The economy is toast. Personal finance expert Warren Ingram shares 13 highly effective tips for making ends meet.

How to retire while you’re still young(ish)

How to retire while you’re still young(ish)

If you do things differently, it’s possible stop working far earlier than you ever thought possible, says Warren Ingram.