[kwazulu-natal] - Durban mayor vows 'to deal decisively' with those calling her corrupt

DURBAN – eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has ramped up her attempts to stop “defamatory” statements being made about her alleged involvement in corruption.

In a press statement on Thursday, Gumede said she took “serious exception to ongoing campaigns mounted in various media houses” aimed at creating an impression that she was a “corrupt leader” and was influencing the awarding of tenders.

“To this end, the mayor has vowed to pursue every legal means to deal decisively with those who are peddling lies that border on defaming her character,” said the statement.

Gumede is also the chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) eThekwini region, the biggest in the country....

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