Former eThekwini mayor and suspended member of the provincial legislature, Zandile Gumede who appeared in court docket in the present day claimed the case leveled towards her is an assault on the African Nationwide Congress (ANC).
Gumede appeared within the Durban Industrial Crimes Courtroom with 16 co-accused to face corruption fees on Thursday.
She is accused of being linked to tender fraud amounting to over R400 million.
Nonetheless, she denied being concerned in tender fraud.
The court docket postponed the case to December 10 to permit the State safe a forensic audit report on the case.
After the court docket listening to, she addressed her supporters who have been outdoors rooting for her.
She advised her supporters that enemies are focusing on ANC by means of her.
She made it identified that she was the initially the goal for being a robust girl chief however now, the ANC is.
“We’re at warfare; however this warfare isn’t focusing on Zandile Gumede, it’s the ANC that’s beneath assault.”
Gumede stated that her supporters usually are not solely supporting her however defending the ANC.
“By taking a stand towards circumstances like this, comrades in eThekwini and different areas will save the ANC.”
She additionally insisted that she had nothing to do with the tender as a result of being a politician restricted her from getting access to the tender processes