Six months to nail ex-mayor Gumede for graft

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Six months to nail ex-mayor Gumede for graft

Advocate cites ‘hurdles’ in tackling the very long list of probes into former eThekwini mayor and 15 others

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The state has six months to comb through thousands of pages of bank statements, phone records and other documents to build a watertight case against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede. 

Gumede and 15 co-accused appeared  in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday in a high-profile political matter centered on an irregular R389m Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender awarded in 2016. 

Gumede has been accused of using her political pull to influence the contract shortly after she took office...

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