The Democratic Alliance has revealed its intentions to block the plans of the eThekwini Municipality to produce a record featuring ex-president Jacob Zuma singing liberation songs
The DA has vowed to thwart the plans between former president Jacob Zuma and eThekwini Municipality to record Zuma singing struggle songs.
Nicole Graham has condemned the idea, stating the deal is blatant patronage where taxpayers money will be used to finance Zuma’s lifestyle.
Graham also revealed that the deal had not been brought before the municipal council for approval.
"While the history of our country holds immense value to us all, it is impossible that any rational person would believe that a corrupt and disgraced former president singing ANC struggle songs holds any benefit to the people of eThekwini."
Thembinkosi Ngcobo, head of Parks, Recreation and Culture, has been quoted as saying the deal would help preserve a part of South Africa’s culture and that Zuma would be an ideal artist as he was a talented singer and had a deep understanding of the songs.
Parks, recreation and culture head Thembinkosi Ngcobo was quoted as saying the record would preserve a part of the country's culture and Zuma would be the ideal artist as he was a talented singer and had a deep understanding of had an understanding of the songs.
"The DA will fight this matter tooth and nail in the interests of all who prioritise service delivery over politics."
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