The ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) has announced that embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede's special leave will be extended for the second time as a decision on her future has still not been made.
The party's provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli told a media briefing in Durban that the time they had over the weekend to discuss the matter and others was insufficient and debate over the matter "was heated".
"We will be able to conclude the matter within seven days. When the PEC reconvenes this coming weekend, it will reconvene primarily to deal with two critical issues. Firstly, to conclude the discussion on the state of municipalities and confirm where deployment must be made. Where there are clear vacancies because the mayor has become an MPL or an MP but most importantly, the PEC is going to emerge with decisions where leadership must be changed," Ntuli said.