Gumede’s response to our story
Mr Gumede, who is a long-standing benefactor of the ANC, has always demonstrated his commitment to the growth and development of Mpumalanga. Mr Gumede, in addition to his donation of R7.5 million and 12 vehicles to his political party, has publicly undertaken to spend R40 million to improve/tar over 10km of dirt/gravel road for the benefit of the people in the townships of Kanyamazane and Kabokweni, where he grew up. Mr Gumede has over the years always invested in the development of the province and continues to do so by opening doors for the Government of Mpumalanga to international investment. Neither Mr Gumede nor any of his corporate entities has received any benefit in return, but he has sacrificed his own time and money. Mr Gumede is passionate about his province of birth and will continue to assist the government and the people of Mpumalanga to seek investments to create the much-needed sustainable jobs and education in order to address the challenges faced by the community.
Your intention is clearly to write a sensationalistic and unfounded article without any concern for the improvement of this country and Mpumalanga. Mr Gumede should receive accolades for his contribution to the development of South Africa and Mpumalanga. Mr Gumede will continue to support the Honourable Premier who is doing his best for the people of Mpumalanga.
Mr Gumede will go out of his way to protect his good name and reputation. Should City Press proceed to publish the article and make any defamatory and unsubstantiated allegations/ insinuations against Mr Gumede, we are instructed to take immediate legal action against you, the editor, the City Press and its publisher.
– Nicqui Galaktiou