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Jacob Zuma: Ex South Africa president in row over music album

Friday - 04/01/2019 05:27
South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma is embroiled in a new political row - after signing an unexpected record deal.
GETTY IMAGES /Jacob Zuma's trademark song is the anti-apartheid anthem Umshini Wami, which translates as "Bring Me My Machine Gun
GETTY IMAGES /Jacob Zuma's trademark song is the anti-apartheid anthem Umshini Wami, which translates as "Bring Me My Machine Gun

The eThekwini district agreed to fund an album of protest songs sung by him, which officials said would preserve an aspect of cultural heritage.

But South Africa's opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has branded the move a waste of resources.

Mr Zuma often sings his trademark tune, Bring Me My Machine Gun, at rallies.

eThekwini incorporates the coastal city of Durban and surrounding towns in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Zuma's home province and the heartland of his support base. 

Local DA leader Zwakele Mncwango argued that the area's government resources should be used to help young people launch careers in music.

"We're for promoting of culture and heritage. Our problem is when the municipality is wasting money on a former president who is trying his luck on the music industry, while we have upcoming

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