Zandile Gumede Biography: Age, Height, Career, Husband, Children, Net Worth

Zandile Gumede Biography, Age, Height, Career, Husband, Children, Zandile Gumede is a South African who has been serving as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature since 2020 and has served as the Executive Mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality from 2016 until 2019.

Former Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede has been charged with fraud, corruption and extortion along with 21 others in connection with the 2016 Durban solid waste tender. She is said to have used his powers as mayor to influence and circumvent the bidding process when hiring certain contractors.

Zandile Gumede, along with 21 others, are currently on trial for a R320 million solid waste bid in Durban in 2016. The trial has been postponed until next month and is scheduled to resume on a Tuesday.


Name: Zandile Ruth Thelma Gumede
Age: 62 Years
Husband: Mhlo Hloni Gumede
Date of Birth: 12 May 1961
Nationality: South African
Net Worth: $5 million

Zandile Gumede Biography

Zandile Ruth Thelma Gumede born on 12 May 1961, is a South African who has been serving as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature since 2020 and also served as the Executive Mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality from 2016 until 2019.

Zandile Gumede’s Nationality

Zandile Gumede is a South African born in Inanda, South Africa

Where is Zandile Gumede from?

Zandile Gumede is from Inanda or eNanda a township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated 30 km north-west of the Durban CBD; it forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropolitan Municipality.

Zandile Gumede Age

How old is Zandile Gumede? Born on May 12, 1961, Zandile Gumede is 62 years

Zandile Gumede Height & Weight

The height and weight of Zandile Gumede aren't known.

Zandile Gumede's Family & Siblings

Zandile Gumede has been silent over her personal life and that of her family but we know she is one of thirteen children born to Mr and Mrs Majola. Her father is known to be a police officer.

Why is Zandile Gumede famous?

Zandile Gumede is famous as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature who has served as the Executive Mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality from 2016 until 2019.

Today, she's known for the alleged charges of fraud, racketeering and corruption that implicate 62 city councillors.

Zandile Gumede Career

Zandile Gumede is a member of the African National Congress and the current Chair Person of the African National Congress (ANC) at EThekwini Region. Zandile Gumede, a mother of four and grandmother of seven, lives in Phoenix and was born in Amaoti, near Inanda, north of Durban.

She is one of 13 children born to the Majoras. Zandile Gumede attended Amaoti Elementary School, Ohojini Elementary School in Hammersdale, JL Dube Middle School and Zweribanj Middle School. Her father was a police officer.

Her professional career includes former community councilor, executive committee member, and community and emergency services committee chair. Zandile Gumede was elected for two terms as a member of the Proportional Representation (PR) before becoming a member of the Amaoti City Council. From 2007 until 2015 she was also elected treasurer of eThekwini Municipality.

Since 1994, Zandile Gumede has worked with various community development organizations in Inanda, including the Inanda Civil Society, Inanda Development Forum, CPF and Health Organizations. Their purchase of armored vehicles has caused concern among some critics.

After the ruling ANC appointed Muxorishi Kaunda as the new mayor of Durban in August 2019, he pleaded with Zandile Gumede to resign as mayor. On 26 August 2019, it was reported that the ANC had accepted Gumede's resignation, but she withdrew her resignation two days later. Her lawyers advised her to withdraw her resignation in view of the criminal charges filed against her.

On 19 August 2020, Zandile Gumede was sworn in as Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Assembly, succeeding Ricardo Mutembu, who died of COVID-19 in July. The opposition criticized her appointment, but former President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzaneh Zuma congratulated her.

In December 2018, the South African Criminal Investigation Service implicated Zandile Gumede in a forensic investigation into fraud, money laundering and corruption during her tenure, as well as illegal bidding, bogus job sourcing and various other issues involving individuals. She was also involved in suspicions of sexual involvement.

On 14 May 2019, Zandile Gumede appeared before the Special Economic Crimes Court in Durban on multiple fraud charges and was released on R50,000 bail pending further court hearings. The ANC Youth League called for Gumede's resignation as mayor because court-imposed bail conditions precluded her from doing so.

On the other hand, the ANC Women's Federation supported her continuation. After Zandile Gumede's arrest, the Hawks investigator in charge of the case was ambushed by three gunmen, but fortunately survived despite his injuries. Her term as mayor ended when Muxorishi Kaunda was elected Mayor of Durban on 5 September 2019.

On 10 October 2019, Hawks and members of the South African National Prosecutor's Office (NPA) Property Forfeiture Unit stormed Zandile Gumede's home on Ilchester Avenue in Durban North. However, she was not found there and was found to have rented and vacated the property in July and had only recently changed her address in direct violation of her bail conditions.

Hawks and the NPA then noticed that she has moved to her home in Inanda, and gave her a court order to conduct a raid related to R280 million bid fraud at the Durban Waste Authority. The purpose of the raid was to seize R51 million in assets, including luxury cars such as Porsches, Lamborghinis and Jaguars. Various homes of 15 other co-defendants were also raided during the raid. Footage of the attack quickly went viral on the Internet.

On 30 November 2021, Zandile Gumede, along with 21 other individuals, is scheduled to appear at the Durban High Court for a pre-trial conference. The trial will cover charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering in relation to business tenders in the eThekwini Municipality. As of 29 March 2022, the case against Gumede and her co-accused continued, as they face more than 2000 charges.

Zandile Gumede Husband

Zandie Khumalo married to Mhlo Hloni Gumede, who is a successful businessman.

Zandile Gumede Children

Zandile Gumade is known to have four children who are adults because she has 7 grandchildren but there is nothing known about her children as she has kept them including her personal life away from the media.

Zandile Gumede Net Worth

Zandile Gumede has an estimated net worth of $5 Million dollars. Her salary is estimated to be around R1.35million per year.

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