New mayors for eThekwini and Msunduzi municipalities 'a plus for Ramaphosa'

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the poor performance of their respective municipalities.

In Gumede’s case, her axing came after the provincial working committee had recommended to the provincial executive committee that she be recalled as she was not fit to hold office. Gumede is a key ally of former president Jacob Zuma and was suspended as mayor in June after charges of racketeering, corruption and money laundering were levelled against her and other officials.

The charges related to the city’s solid waste contract of more than R200m, in which Gumede was accused of using her political influence.

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