By Doug Mattushek - 08 August 2019Views : 408
Under fire eThekwini Mayor Zadile Gumede will have to wait until next year to hear her fate in her corruption case.
The embattled Gumede is facing fraud, racketeering and money laundering charges with regards to a R208 million tender to Durban Solid Waste.
IOL reported that senior state prosecutor Ashika Lucken told the Durban commercial crimes court that 286 subpoenas had been issued in the case. As such, an adjournment was needed to allow for investigations. Lucken added that more arrested are likely to be made.
Speaking to the press outside the court, Gumede expressed her disappointment with the adjournment.
"I feel bad as you have heard that they don't have any evidence against us to date, but our names are being tainted as the media has already sentenced us," she told eNCA.
"Four more months of waiting. I thought today they were going to bring forth the charges."
#ZandileGumede @eThekwiniM Mayor #ZandileGumede’s fraud & corruption case adjourned to 15 January 2020 for further investigation. She says she’s disappointed about the postponment. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/tctiYkzmI3— Siphamandla Goge (@SiphamandlaGoge) August 8, 2019