On Thursday morning the Hawks raided the Durban North home of former eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede. According to reports, the raid was to seize assets related to a dodgy R208 million tender within the Durban Solid Waste (DSW) department that Gumede is currently facing corruption charges against.
As attempts were being made to reach Gumede to serve her with a notice to attach her assets, she was not on the premises at the time of the police’s arrival.
IOL News reported that the properties of two other people connected to the tender were also raided by the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Agency’s Asset Forfeiture Unit where sports cars and other assets were taken.
Gumede was relieved of her mayoral position by the ANC and is currently facing fraud, corruption and racketeering charges, along with nine other people in the Durban Commercial Crime Court, IOL News reported. An updated on this story will be published soon.