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ancIndependent News reports that former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has dismissed reports that she wants to come back as mayor after the 2021 local government elections.  

According to the reports, Gumede, who is one of the frontrunners to chair the eThekwini ANC region when it holds its elective conference early next year, is expected to mount a challenge to be nominated as the city's mayor for a second time.  In a statement, Gumede, who was ousted as the metro’s mayor in August this year, said the reports were baseless and misleading and they undermined the work of the ANC and its deployment policy.  She said regional conferences of the ANC were not about the metro’s mayoral chains, deployments and employment opportunities, but they were about the ANC leading society.  “The upcoming conference is not the first or the last conference of the ANC.  It is not a do or die as it is reported.  It will be a political school, a festival of ideas and gathering of revolutionaries whose keen interest will be seeing a united and people’s centered movement.  The conference must not be reduced into a career contest or job interview.  The ANC is not an employment agency,” Gumede pointed out.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sihle Mavuso at Independent News

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