Watch Several Luxury Cars And Assets Worth R51m Seized From Zandile Gumede’s Home

Watch Several Luxury Cars And Assets Worth R51m Seized From Zandile Gumede's Home-Surge Zirc SA
Zandile Gumede/Photo File: Surge Zirc

Even in her darkest hour, Zandile Gumede has remained defiant in the face of mounting pressure. The former mayor of eThekwini had a dig at the Hawks investigative unit on Thursday when they turned up at the wrong house to seize assets belonging to her, and 15 of her co-accused.

The raid is in relation to the charges against the former mayor, Gumede has orchestrated one hell of a tender fraud scheme, estimated to have been worth R200 million. The contract her council and Durban Solid Waste negotiated flouted strict rules and regulations, allowing the controversial public figure and her cronies to loot the local coffers.

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Reporter Nushera Soodyal took to Twitter on Thursday to post pictures and videos of several luxury cars seized during this morning’s raid on former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede’s home.

The cars are worth several million rand in total. The Hawks and the AFU are accepted to be at the property to seize assets worth R51 million.

Gumede’s legal team has apparently reached agents, and have volunteered to go to the property to get the notice, yet the Hawks and the AFU state  Zandile Gumede must get the notice face to face. In the event that she isn’t accessible at present, they state they will go to her.

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In another tweet, these and different vehicles can be seen. The details of the exact number of vehicles seized and their worth are still sketchy.

Another video shows Hawks official Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi reporting to the media on the hunt and seizures activity, saying regardless they have to “asses what transpired in terms of the quantities and monies involved in terms of all the assets that we have now”.

Mulaudzi said there were 10 houses the Hawks and the AFU visited today for the joint activity, and those immovable properties just as extravagance vehicles were seized.

As per the official, the “operation went well” and those included “figured out how to accomplish our goal”, while including there were a few difficulties experienced that would be managed by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) at a later stage.

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