Mayor Zandile Gumede handed herself over to hawks last week as been questioned on charges of curruption, she was let go. Former President Jacob Zuma has pledged his support for embattled eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede.

I have sadly learned that Comrade Zandile Gumede has been charged with corruption. I hope it is not politically motivated and that the state has enough evidence to substantiate this charge. I speak from experience from my own politically motivated charges.

Zuma tweeted, “I shall show Comrade Zandile Gumede the same support that she has shown me for the past decade. Be strong my Leader, this too shall pass”.