Durban - Mayor Zandile Gumede has shelved plans by the eThekwini Municipality's Department of Arts and Culture to fund an album with former president Jacob Zuma of his favourite Struggle songs.
Gumede, addressing an eThekwini executive council meeting (Exco) at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday said that proper municipal protocols were not followed when the idea was mooted and it would, therefore, be canned.
The opposition parties in the city's executive council had pointed out when the music album deal was first brought up that a report had not been presented Exco with a report for approval.
"I do not want the name of the former president to be dragged into the mud," Gumede said.
The recording of the album has been mired in controversy since it was first mooted by the city's head of Parks and Recreation, Thembinkosi Ngcobo.