Jacob Zuma to release new struggle songs album.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma has struck a recording deal and will release a full-length album of liberation struggle songs in April.
Mr Zuma, who was forced to step down in February 2018 over multiple graft scandals, was in the habit of singing and dancing at rallies during his tenure.
The City of eThekwini, the capital of his home province KwaZulu-Natal, announced that it would fund the recording.
Head of recreation and culture Thembinkosi Ngcobo said the idea was conceptualised three years ago in Durban.
“We were looking at artistes and trying to revive these types of songs. It was very difficult. We tried to find any archived material that had video clips or any voice clips. But we could not find anything in the museums,” Mr Ngcobo said.
It was then that they recognised that Mr Zuma had been singing many of these unrecorded songs, he added.