Former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has been furious about allegations that she may be one of the “riot ringleaders” and has opened a case with a local police station to vehemently deny these allegations.
Did Zandile Gumede cause unrest? Ex-Mayor Denies Claims
Gumede herself does not have a squeaky clean image, and her tenure as head of Durban ended in controversy when she was suspended from her position for alleged tender fraud. The corruption case filed against them remains on the list and is set to continue this year. However, the ANC loyalists do not take these recent allegations lightly.
- In an interview with SABC, Zandile Gumede confirmed that her lawyers are now involved …
“They say that Zandile Gumede is wreaking havoc that she doesn’t want to face the consequences of the law. At this point, I’ll send my lawyer to the police station. These people get on my nerves. I am sitting here with a heavy load on my shoulders. People wrote these allegations demonically and ruthlessly. ” | 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 violent looting that spread across parts of South Africa last week. Ngizwe Mchunu, a former Ukhozi FM DJ, emerged as one of the high profile suspects and appeared in court on Tuesday. However, Zandile Gumede insists that she was not involved in any ‘insurrection plan’:
“Certain people and people with a political agenda against me have a cowardly attack on my personal integrity. I have filed a formal complaint with the police because these allegations put my life at risk. I deny and reject any false claims that I organized riots or looting. “
< p> “I am a committed cadre of the ANC, I have no reason to avoid my impending corruption or prevent the process, I want this to continue so that I can wash my name. I also want my condolences to those affected by violence and express my support. “