City Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda, today met with representatives of the artists, that were concerned about the suspension of live streaming of programmes on the City’s Parks Recreation and Culture social media platforms.
The Mayor gave an account of the reasons of the suspension which are currently not for media consumption. Mayor Kaunda said the City would not derive any joy from turning its back against artists under his stewardship.
“I have seen it as of paramount importance that we urgently meet with our artists to listen to their grievances and I am very happy of the outcome of the meeting. This city is on the world map today, because of these artists and as a result, we will always value their existence. All artists that have performed during this live streaming, will be paid and we will move with speed to attend to these internal issues that resulted to the suspension. Once we are done, we will then communicate our next course of action. Let me reiterate, it has not been cancelled but suspended,”said Kaunda.
The Mayor called upon all artist to be patient and always take advantage of his open-door policy, in the event, there is something they are unhappy about rather than taking matters to the streets.