eThekweni Municipality to pay R200K for Zuma to sing at celebrations

eThekweni Municipality to pay R200K for Zuma to sing at celebrations

Former president Jacob Zuma is set to 'throw down' at eThekwini Municipality to celebrate 25 years of democracy. The politician is expected to pocket more than R200 000 for singing his 'struggle songs'.

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Former president Jacob Zuma will be helping eThekwini Municipality celebrate 25 years of democracy.

According to News24, the ANC leader is expected to perform 'struggle songs' at the celebrations, pocketing a cool R200 000 for his efforts.

eThekwini Parks boss, Thembinkosi Ngcobo, tabled a report detailing the celebrations before a committee yesterday.

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Nicole Graham, DA leader in the municipality, has released a statement denouncing the report, which she claims repeatedly mentioned Zuma and praised the ANC:

"It is riddled with factual errors and goes as far as to state that 'the country is abuzz with the renewal of the ANC'. It claims the seminar is a result of meetings with the MK Veterans and various tripartite partners."

The opposition party feels the report was a blatant attempt to try and focus on the ANC ahead of next month's elections, instead of focusing on a poor governance record in the metro.

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Graham feels that the municipality's funds could be better spent on the community, adamant that 'not a single cent of ratepayers' money should be spent on ANC programmes'.

The DA has naturally rejected the move and has called on residents to oust the government that they claim values furthering an ANC agenda more than 'bringing about meaningful change'.

The municipality has yet to respond to requests for comment.

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