'Be strong my leader, this too shall pass' Zuma shows support for Zandile Gumede

2019-05-19 20:07
eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede (Gallo Images)

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede (Gallo Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Former president Jacob Zuma has shown his support for eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, and questions the motive behind the corruption charges.

Zuma who is also facing corruption related charges in the Durban High Court has asked his comrade to be strong as "this too shall pass".

Gumede appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday facing corruption-related charges linked to a R208m tender with the Durban solid waste department.

She was accompanied by councillor Mondli Mthembu who is the chairperson of the human settlements and infrastructure committee.

The duo was released on R50 000 bail and are due to appear again in court on August 8, News24 reported.

ALSO READ: Just who is Zandile Gumede? A look at eThekwini's mayor

Zuma also tweeted that he hopes the charges aren't "politically motivated" and that there is "enough evidence to substantiate the charge".


The former president is facing 16 charges: one of racketeering, one of money laundering, two of corruption and 12 of fraud.



Read more on:    zandile gumede  |  jacob zuma  |  corruption
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.