The multimillion-rand corruption case of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and her 20 co-accused has been transferred to the high court.
On Tuesday Gumede, dressed in a red and black ensemble and wearing two masks, appeared in the specialised commercial crime court, housed in the Durban magistrate’s court building.
Gumede and her co-accused are accused of involvement in a 2016 Durban Solid Waste tender scandal amounting to R430m.
State prosecutor Ashika Lucken presented a 324-page indictment which names Gumede as one of nine role players in the case containing 2,786 charges to the court and defence teams.
Magistrate Dawn Somaroo told the court that all relevant documents pertaining to the case, including case dockets, a lengthy audit report and annexures, had been submitted to the defence.
The accused have been ordered to appear in the high court on June 14. Their bail has been extended.