Wednesday, 15 January 2020 19:23

The case against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has been postponed to April pending further investigations.

The matter was heard in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.

Court heard that the State will be traversing through thousands of documents, cellphone records, more than 200 gigs of laptop and computer data. Among the documents seized from one of the accused homes, reportedly showed that payments continued after the tender ended. 

She is facing charges relating to a multi million Rand Durban Solid Waste Tender dating back to 2016.

The axed mayor was arrested last year and granted R50,000 bail. 

Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in KwaZulu-Natal Natasha Kara said the court will review the state's progress in three months time.

"The matter was postponed for the 16th of April where the state will then appear in court and give the court a further update on the investigations in the matter.