DURBAN - Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has gotten the green light to return to her positions.
The ANC's Integrity Commission has stated the controversial ex-mayor is allowed to return to the party as well as the provincial legislature.
ANC KZN spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela said Gumede appeared before the committee in October.
Ntombela said, "in their engagement and conclusion, they welcomed her appearance and she was open in her engagement with them.
"Secondly, they took into cognisance that her case has been in court now for almost more than a year without any conclusivity [sic].
"Based on their engagement with her as the Integrity Committee, they are of the view that her membership of the ANC regionally and in the provincial legislature should be reinstated," Ntombela said.
Gumede is facing criminal charges relating to the R450-million Durban Solid Waste tender corruption.
Last week, the state asked for an adjournment of four months to peruse the forensic report implicating the accused.