The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal said it’ll call the eye of the previous eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede to what it described as disappointing conduct of her supporters.
It revealed this plan on Tuesday on reflection to the event that happened during her court appearance in Durban last Thursday.
Gumede along side 16 others are currently facing charges of corruption and fraud linked to a R400 million tender.
ANC KZN secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli reported that Gumede’s supporters carried divisive and offensive placards at her last court appearance.
He said that they deliberately targeted their offensive wordings to provincial ANC Youth League secretary, Thanduxolo Sabelo, whom they accused of being the most source of conflict within the party.
“Some of those people that do wrong things were disowned by comrade Zandile. She said to us, ‘these aren’t my supporters’.”
“But what had happened within the court is that she went out and addressed those people.”
“And when she addressed those people, she didn’t tell them, ‘I appreciate your support during the difficulties I’m confronted with but I condemn your conduct that sows divisions within the ANC’,” Ntuli said.
The party said that it might consult the provincial integrity commission to guide it on its next steps to require during this situation.
Gumede is currently reception inactive while she faces criminal charges.
She will appear before the commission within subsequent four weeks.