WATCH | Asset Forfeiture Unit, Hawks raid former Durban mayor Zandile Gumede's home
The Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) raided former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede's home on Thursday morning.
The raid relates to corruption charges Gumede is facing regarding a R208m Durban Solid Waste (DSW) tender.
The AFU said it was raiding more than 10 properties and seizing R51m in assets.
The homes of Gumede's co-accused, including former councillor Mondli Mthembu, former eThekwini supply chain head Sandile Ngcobo and businessman Robert Aboo were also raided.
Trending on social media
The raid saw Gumede make the top trending list on Twitter, as social media users took to the platform to express their views.
Here is a snapshot of reactions:
That’s why our politicians don’t take us serious, they rob us yet we will be at the forefront defending them when they get arrested. It’s always “is it because he/she’s black” / “why not white people” like white people set a moral bar of some sort #ZandileGumede— ukhanki (@TboozeSA) October 10, 2019