The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it has it has summoned eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, to explain the departure of senior managers from the metro since she took over a year ago. At least 12 senior managers have left or are on their way out, albeit for different reasons. ANC provincial spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli said: "We are concerned about this. This is why we have asked the region to meet us so that they can explain to us because service delivery must not be affected at all." Gumede took over from James Nxumalo after a vicious battle in the August 2016 local government elections. Nxumalo emerged victorious after the first elective conference but the Gumede faction protested and managed to convince the ANC headquarters to nullify the results. The conference was re-run and Gumede won. The change of the guard in the metro began in December when then city manager, Sbu Sithole, was placed on special leave just two weeks before his contract was due to end. His contract was not renewed ...

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