Despite a chorus of protests around eThekwini Municipality’s recording deal with Zuma, the project is still on track and auditions for backing vocalists will be held next month.
The municipality’s head of Parks, Recreation and Culture unit, Thembinkosi Ngcobo, said the project would continue as planned but Zuma would not be paid.
Ngcobo said the recording deal formed part of the National Liberal Heritage Route programme which aimed to collect and preserve the history of South Africans in the struggle.
“We are finalising the concept for this project and very soon, we would call on auditions for back-up singers. JZ will not be paid; instead, he will avail his time for this project,” said Ngcobo.