Acting eThekwini mayor in suspected poison plot

27 June 2019 - 16:47
By Suthentira Govender
Image: Fawzia Peer via Facebook Fawzia Peer

Questions are being raised about whether Durban’s acting mayor Fawzia Peer was poisoned at a drama-filled full sitting of council on Thursday.

DA caucus leader Nicole Graham tweeted: “The speaker just announced that there is paraffin is someone’s water bottle and told us not to drink the water. The deputy mayor just left abruptly covering her mouth. What the hell just happened?"

A short while later Graham tweeted that she had just witnessed someone try to poison Peer.

"The mood in #durban council remains strangely cavalier."

Peer is acting mayor after mayor Zandile Gumede took a 30 day leave of absence from office following her arrest over charges related to a R208mn Durban Solid Waste tender.

It is understood that Peer rushed to a Durban hospital accompanied by her bodyguards.

Calls to Peer went unanswered.

Municipal spokesman Mandla Nsele did not respond to a request for comment.

Source: TMG Digital.