ANC names eThekwini mayoral candidate

File: Acting eThekwini Mayor Fawzia.

File: Acting eThekwini Mayor Fawzia.

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DURBAN - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has named current MEC for Transport Mxolisi Kaunda as the eThekwini mayoral candidate.

The party briefed the media on proposed mayoral candidates for Msunduzi and eThekwini municipalities on Thursday.

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Kaunda will take over from Zandile Gumede who was fired as the eThekwini mayor.

Gumede is facing fraud and corruption charges relating to a R208-million waste tender.

She is out on R50,000 bail and is due back in court in January 2020.

Fawzia Peer is currently serving as Acting Mayor of the eThekwini Municipality.