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Court postpones Gumede’s case to allow State secure forensic audit

Zandile Gumede - Court postpones Gumede's case to allow State secure forensic audit

Durban Industrial Crimes Court docket has postponed the case in opposition to former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede and 16 others to December 10.

That is to permit the state get a forensic audit with a purpose to have sufficient proof to start out the prison case.

Gumede and 16 different co-accused are going through corruption fees linked to R400 million tender fraud.

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They 17 appeared within the Durban Industrial Crimes Court docket on Thursday.

Through the court docket listening to, she insisted that she was harmless .

She claimed that being a politician restricted her from accessing the tender processes.

Gumede additionally accused the State of arresting her with out having sufficient proof.

The State mentioned it wants extra time to get a forensic audit as proof earlier than it may possibly proceed with the case.

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State prosecutor, Ashika Lucken defined that an eThekwini Municipality audit report that was submitted to the court docket confirmed what seemed to be irregularities throughout Gumede’s tenure as mayor.

The State plans to finish its personal forensic audit report in three months.

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