Gumede returns to court

File: Former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede.

File: Former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede.

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DURBAN - Former eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede returns to the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday.

Gumede and 16 others are facing charges of corruption and fraud relating to a R430-million waste tender.

She is out on R50,000 bail.

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Speaking ahead of her appearance, Gumede lashed out at the National Prosecuting Authority, saying it charged her without a diligent investigation.

Gumede was removed from her mayoral position after she was charged and just recently, she was sworn in as a member of the KwaZulu Natal legislature.