Zandile Gumede

Former eThekwinin mayor Zandile Gumede and 21 others are charged with racketeering, fraud and corruption relating to a R320 million waste contract. The accused are an array of eThekwini municipal officials (current and past), ward councillors, business people and their companies. The State alleges that eThekwini officials, including the city manager and ex-mayor, circumvented the supply chain management (SCM) processes on a Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender for the benefit of identified service providers for over R300 million. They face charges of conspiracy to commit corruption, corruption, fraud, money laundering and contravention of the Municipal Finance Management Act, among others.