Ngcobo this week tabled a report containing details of the recording with the former president and co-artists to the community service committee. According to the report, Zuma and his team would be paid an honorarium of R200000 as part of city’s 25 years of democracy celebration.
The report stated that the city had set aside a budget of about R1million for celebrations. However, Gumede denied having any information pertaining to the deal, saying it had not been brought before the city’s executive committee (exco).
Speaking to the Sunday Tribune, Gumede said she only read about the recording deal in the media. “You can ask Ngcobo about that since it was raised in the committee. Probably, it will be on the agenda in the next exco meeting. At this stage, I have no knowledge of such recording,” she said.
Gumede would not say whether she was in support of or against the project.