KZN premier defends ‘problem’ Gumede appointment, admits to R100m ‘mistake’ in PPE disclosure report

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By Des Erasmus

While KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala was espousing the virtues of the governing party’s attempts to rid itself of corruption on Friday, he conceded that the appointment of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede to the provincial legislature was in the best interests of the ANC – offering a bizarre excuse that her appointment was made to appease the Independent Electoral Commission. He also admitted to a R100-million “mistake” in the Covid-19 Procurement Disclosure Report he released last week.

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