‘Severely constrained’ KZN government increases King Zwelithini’s budget to R71.3 million

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has increased King Goodwill Zwelithini’s annual budget by R4.5 million – to a whopping R71.3 million

2020-06-02 09:45:00 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has increased King Goodwill Zwelithini’s annual budget by R4.5 million – to a whopping R71.3 million

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has increased King Goodwill Zwelithini’s annual budget by R4.5 million – to a whopping R71.3 million.

Zikalala said the Zulu monarchy was still a key institution in the democratic dispensation and it was the provincial government’s prerogative to financially support it.“In the sixth administration, the monarch still plays a crucial role in supporting government programmes and preserving culture ... In the 2020/2021 budget, the king’s support and royal house branch have been allocated R71.3 million,” said Zikalala.

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In the last financial year, the Zulu royal household received R66.7 million, a figure that has been increased by R4.5 million by the province whose fiscus has been severely constrained by having the third most the Covid-19 coronavirus infections.However, Zikalala added that the Zulu Royal House Trust would be expected to focus on revenue-generating activities to benefit the province’s citizens.

the monarch still plays a crucial role in supporting government programmes and preserving culturePremier Sihle Zikalala“A revenue-generating plan has been developed. The trust will perform upgrades, repairs and maintenance on all eight royal palaces, including KwaDlamahlahla, KwaKhethomthandayo, KwaKhangela, KwaLinduzulu, eNyokeni, Osuthu, Ondini and eMachobeni/Ingwavuma,” said Zikhalala.

During last year’s speech, he announced an increase of Zwelithini’s annual budget from R65.8 million in 2018 to R66.719 million.Kings, queens and other traditional leaders also received a monthly salary from government.R71.3 millionKing Goodwill Zwelithini’s annual budget

Last month, through a gazette, government published the official salaries it pays to kings, queens and other traditional leaders in South Africa.Zikalala said the king’s annual budget helped in the coordination and management of Zwelithini’s traditional and cultural events, providing logistical services and the maintenance of the royal palaces.

READ:Refurbishments of royal palaces on hold as state curbs spending on Zulu king“The king support and royal house unit will continue to partake in important national ceremonies and traditional functions of the province. These include the openings of the provincial legislature and the traditional house and hosting various cultural events. His majesty will also continue to install amakhosi and in terms of traditional customs,” said Zikalala.

He also announced that the province would contribute R6 billion to the national Covid-19 fund. Read more: City Press »

Mxm Siyadakelwa la emzansi Eish! Yah neh for just wearing feathers🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️you get increase MarianneThamm Oxymoron here: 'Zikalala said the Zulu monarchy was still a key institution in the democratic dispensation...' backroomexit Whatever this man has on our government must be big hey 😳 MarianneThamm Guillotine...

leech !!! what about the rent his subjects are paying !!!!!!! Welldone KZN government. African Royals should be treated as such. Until we know the 5billion eskom scandal, Jooste of Steinhoff and Tevor Hoole of KPMG lootings! King Kong needs a job AndreEllewee King 😈😈😈😈 It's time for citizens to reclame what belongs to them Violet strikes is a solutions on this kind of Babaric behaviour by premier of KENT for giving 1 man lot of money while majority are suffering, shame shame shame KZN

Why can’t he make his own money. Royal families are redundant So what’s your problem? Nonsense!!! For what🙄🙄 Yhoooo 4DThaLord It should be more What a nonsense!😏 What is it that he is doing for the betterment of this country?🤷‍♂️ Very small increase. The KZN government should do better than this. How many times are we going to hear about this

They can't even give government employees their increases but...... Bayethe🙏🏾🙏🏾 It's a sin when millions go without food, nd this man believes his God Why shitty king... Maybe rebuilding burnt and vandalised schools, build some new schools, transport for children, even running water and electricity would have been better choices.

Yooh🙄 Yes moss you voted for these cruel people who wants to feed their families only with the tax money, imagine we didn't have an increment not even a danger allowance, we are dying everyday and nobody cares, nibaviotele again It takes 71mil to preserve Zulu culture? We have different cultures in RSA and they don't need so much to preserve their culture... Can't we stop this madness? we can channel our hard earned money into something meaningful than maintaining some lifestyle

Every South African IS HIS CASH COW !! Nje We need a Government that respects all human rights to the letter of the law and if all people are equal under the law and constitution then no Monarch is supreme and all moneys to them should be public donations not TAX PAYERS MONEY. Let KZN the Zulu people only fund their king the rest of South Africa must object. Why must I pay my tax for his benefit he is not my king.

Oh, okay. You just bought the Zulu vote for R71.3m because you know that you messed up the country maybe beyond repair. I give up Ok. What does he do with this money? Where does the money come from? I thought treasury was in trouble. I wonder how much is he getting per month 😠😠😠😠🤭🤭 This is madness This is BS, but I suspect he knows skeletons of those who betrayed South Africans at CODESA amongst other things, so they have to keep him happy, cause this does makes sense, is he the only traditional leader doing that? Hay fuseeeek man

Well the people voted for these idiots, let them suffer. JonGericke 🤬 Patronage? WIth my taxes! Total waste of money he has more than what he needs just another case of money wasted by myanc should rather take that money and pay essential workers danger pay Jirrre! Give me just R4.5 million ONCE & I'll grow it to R71 million!

Who is complaining about that? I happen to visit London and saw where the Queen stays. It unbelievable. Her palace is built less than five kilometer away from the Legislative Assembly and next to River Thames. She is stinking rich. You can’t compare that with what our His Majesty is. Wtf...... And the rest are treated worse than dogs..... Well yes that... He is a king..... 🤣 🤣 I suppose it makes sense..... Middle 🖕

The MYANC rewarding uselessness again. 🤔 Black hate, selfHate, The Queen Elizabeth is celebrated for stealing gold, diamonds etc. while our kingdom ship has done nothing to you. Just a thought! Amandla Absurd.🤦 R71.3 million for one individual? How does kzngov justify giving Goodwill Zwelithini such insanely huge amount? Covid_19 Level3Restrictions GCIS_KZN eThekwiniM ANCKZN ANCParliament GovernmentZA TreasuryRSA AuditorGen_SA sziks

😳😳😳😳 IFC_org BBCWorld WHO EU_Commission eu_eeas AusGov NewZealandGov EnglandGov MoodysInvSvc stat_world questCNN MinPres NEDemocracy Some school dnt have proper sanitation...running water They comment about this but they never comment about the diamonds worn by Victoria What utter crap! He doesn't want people to own land

For? TimModise sziks and the MYANC buying votes 🥳🎉🎊🍾❤️🇿🇦😀 This does not make sense, nogals at the expense of the taxpayer As one of the dumbest nations on the planet, us South Africans get all we deserve. The same king who illegally charges rent from his subjects. 😔 Wena wendlovu, NGANGEZWE 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 incane kabi le Mali kumele iphinde inyuke

I agree He is treated as if he's the king of South Africa and it's bull shit Y not building better schools with dat money... What the Heck... What a waste of Money if i was the President he was not gonna get a damn cent he looks ridiculous actually ? Kkkkkk ah, so can destroyed monarch be reinstated as well i can have that money too

Teachers didn't get their increase🤔 Bullshit Maybe kzn should be a country on its own n then they should pay such crazy money themselves 🤬🤬 Why is this news!!! We pay R71m for someone to preserve culture.... by paying for German and other luxury cars amongst other things. I am curious about this role of supporting Gov programmes. But why he is treated differently is still a question.

It's a totally waste of money Leech, and he also charge rent for peoples own property, leech again!!! They'll be saying there's no money for health workers Spread the word to the poor people of South Africa they must vote with their heads and not their hearts, the ANC lead Government is exploiting their hearts for the benefit of a few claiming they representing the poor.Time to wake up poor and uneducated people to vote sensably.

And that is for 🤨 Why is Zwelithini getting paid an annual budget whereas other Kings get salaries ? 4.5million that was disrespectful Siyajwayelwa la straight. Inkosi yondliwa ngabantu incane futhi lemali. And there is nothing called King's budget Wow! What makes this kingdom so lucky? The budget should have been reduced by the same amount it was increased by. Someone/some people in that government should be getting some kickbacks. Just imagine! In the midst of widespread poverty like they experience!

Maybe the taxpayers would rather see the money spend on education? Do the taxpayers have a say in this? I don't have a problem with the King getting such an amount but is it for personal usage only or does he also help the Zulu nation with it? Does he have projects to improve livelihoods? How much are other Kings getting?

Why so little for our king? Wait what? And? To Secure Future Votes In this pandemic? U ya jabula shame. The saying that 'some are born great'!!!! Thatha Ndabezitha! Let me guess... More reckless spending authorized by MYANC? If people have problem with Zulu kingdom they are free to live us in peace The King of the Zulus should be a billionaire by now.

For what ? Do they do that for all the kings in South Africa? Bayela123 There are serious secrets that zwelithini knows about ANC that I am sure Let his subjects pay Why is this Zulu treated like he is?! Getting tax money every year?! Untouchable?! If EWC means he looses his land then I support that. This tyrant must not have all that land alone. And this one does not deserve all that tax money to be bribed to be part of SA!!!!!

The Queen of England is a billionaire. 71 million is peanuts. Sorry to compare England with SA The same one who won’t greet & shake hands with fully grown men unless they are kneeling before him? You don't just wake up in the morning and become a king! There has to be only one king. We can't have 9 kings in one country...It happened that King Zwelithini is the most recognised king in South Africa by other kings in the world. Imagine Queen of England visited by King Dalindyebo 😂😂😂

Why does he get paid so much vele please help me understand if anyone knows. While there are people starving in KZN What is the annual budget of other Kings, or must i wait till my premier informs the nation about the incremental of my King budget? No problem his King. Tell us the name of the contractor that was overpaid 5 billion rands. Is it the white owned or black owned company?

This amount is still not enough. They should make it a R100 mil onve. The British queen gets more than £80 mil (more than R1 bill.) annually yet no one makes a noise about it. Sickening. The freedom charter is specifically against tribalism and monarchy. He's not elected by anyone! Since when Europeans think that they r Africans? Leave our Kings alone u owe this country a lot. So shutup!

He's not my king. His subjects should pay, if they hold him in such high esteem Well you need to buy your votes somewhere Why?! What about other kings of other tribes do they also get R71m if not why ANC yearly instalment for buying votes & support from the King..sucking dry the taxpayer in the process..

The king must take back kzn to be it's own country sibayeke neSatafrika yabo.Ngangezwe lakhe uZwelithini nkosi yethu. This is not even a portion of what the Queen and royal family gets. So it's not even worth reporting! PARASITE This cant be right I think its a typo? Honestly why is Goodwill Zwelithini in government budget

For what, exactly? If I'm paying for it, I want to know what I'm paying it for. Q. Who us this flippin dude? A. Just another bafoon winning the MYANC votes when necessary. Small price to pay with your and my rax money. Wallah .... sorted Imagine R71m while our people are starving that's too much money

Tinkhundla Government be like: ' Hold my beer' This is sick what does he do for RSA? 🤮 Amanga la shame, get your facts right.. I'm really excited for the Zulus! I hope they all enjoy this windfall! Unnecessary waste of public money on all these 'Kings' around the country. This is a bloody democracy!! I do not care for any king or queen in the world they are all parasites. The queen of England is a parasite, the Zulu king is a parasite. They are worthless symbols for people who struggled to evolve.

It a slap in the face should be at least be R300 milion annually What is it for to increase with a huge amount Ina space period of time. This is madness! I don’t understand what’s so special about this guy and the Guy will be acting like Shaka Zulu. Any reach History about him He stole the land from the indigenous people- give back the land!!!!

jmtros Well, for one, stop blowing smoke up the president’s butt. He folded on the cigarette selling. Then he refused help to white small business owners. Then only the government is allowed to distribute food, but not to ‘everyone’. Let me rather sit on my hands…… Sihle is a ass kisser Wow so a tribe King gets R71 million rand's for doing what exactly

ANC monologue. Why🤔 At a time of economic crisis we can afford to uphold the opulence of polygamy and laziness 'the monarch still plays a crucial role in supporting government programmes and preserving culture .'...which programmes are these? And why only Zulu culture? taxwaste For what exactly 🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️

🤣🤣🤣🤣The hell? TimModise Now really when u think about the plight of poverty in this country the rich still go to bed smiling. I'll have to rethink who I vote for in the next elections 🤔 Tax revolt 👎 For what? Only Anc kno the deal that was struck in that hotel in Durban btn Shenge,Diba and King What a shame, expensive vote

Where do I send my CV for the king position? Your majesty! Hlangalezwe 💞💞 TimModise For? Silo sa Mabandla 👌 He is crippling the economy for the what? This budget is not meant for the King as an individual but it goes to the Department 'Royal Household' for various traditional activities in the whole Province of KZN, it doesn't go to one person, so this headline is misleading

Where is eskom R5 billions Are people benefiting from this budget? Whopping...gowani to hell with your Queen Lol sensational reporting of course by newspaper, I just wonder how is the budget determined? The R4.5M was not last FY though but anything more than R12M its bit 2 much, seeing that the salaries are excluded from that,lets remember to see things holistically otherwise racecard👎

'Uwhopping' ungena aphi mhlath wenja😑😑 Oh cry the beloved country Akusemnandi kuzi grapes. When did we the tax payers agree to this 🧐 DISGRACE that he must live off...in opulence... Sans taxpayers hard earned money whilst many Sans are suffering... Disgraceful.. Why? Nare lo baba aka thole umsebenzi yini 🤔

Fucking leach. What value does he add? Yet the Khoi San monarchy cannot be recognized....but ...I'm glad royalty is being treated royally.. Letlhogonolobok chile For wearing feathers...hayi ngeke!! I see no basis for over paying one king more than others. What makes him different? What happened to equality of all chiefs? the law.

Why the give him such money ? while so many People suffering in this province but they give him R71M to feed his lazy family. This is bullshit. Complete waste of tax payer's money. How is it paid thou? quarterly or? Phela per month is R6M+ 🙆🏿🙆🏿🙆🏿🙆🏿 Yerrrr for what good reason what is his function

Iyaa Ku dlalwa nge Mali south africa Why? What do they do to deserve that? I am a lay man This Captured Government is busy westing TAX Money. Kumele umntwana adle phela Are other Kings also earning that amount? Ehhhh Yooooh! Haai Haai Haai, Why? Great news, people are out their standing in long lines for food but we must give this guy an increase of more than 99.9% of the country earn in a year...... we really are winning in this country.

TimModise Vir wat? This is the reason why Khoe-San people want to be recognized and paid more than that. Sheer madness TimModise Why? When schools in kzn look horrible Tax paying citizens footing the bill... He is not everyone's king. Shouldn't the Zulu nation pay for his expenses? State liability! We would like to see following up on the R5Billion paid to a certain contractor by a Parastal

It would be commendable if these millions were out of their own pockets, giving to one's king is not a sin,but when there are multitudes of poor people out there, who go to bed hungry with their children, it's an unforgivable sin and uncalled for Wena kabhejane phuma esqiwini🙌 Wtf!!!! While many of us are still waiting for food parcels and R350😭😭😭

Yikaka yodwa le one family receives i mali engaka while we die of poverty....bullshit The privileged people are going to have a fit. The racists will be crying. Their hearts are hard, children of slave masters. Their hatred for black people is deep and they will use this as a genuine cause and cry wastage.

What? Wtf😡 Lol At last the African kings must be paid handsomely. European kings and Queens are rich beyond measure. SouthAfricansP1 Male Zululand a Kingdom like eSwatini and Lesotho Bayede!!!!! 🗣🗣🗣 Can any body explain or brake it down how its used some SA history for those of you who want to know the truth

Le rapela eng from dis guy mara Wasted money How? Crazy Hebana Madness Kgane is for what? Is it necessary to spend such money when they cant even cope with PPE for the health care centers OathsOf 'Whopping' stir that pot admin Whaaaaaaaaaa This is getting out of hand now! Let Us Give Your Business That Professional Look You've Always Wanted 🔥💯🤷‍♂️ ❗❗Shlabane Graphics Special❗❗ Business Logo: R400 Business Letterhead: R200 Business Card:R130 Whatsapp: 0670551759 Email:Toptalent951gmail.com

Only Zulus must pay for their King! Im not a Zulu how is paying for a Zulu King helping me? Otherwise all Kings ( Ndebele , Venda , Pedi , Sotho , Tswana , Tsonga, etc ) must be paid the same R71.3m , that would make sense! This guy is living his best life. This is pocket change compared to how much the benefits and packages of the SAA pilots are.Also,just browse through racial dynamics of the pilots.Those are the headlines we want to read about City Press.

Eeehh Maybe 10 % kickback to the premier “Whopping “ was it necessary?🤷🏾‍♂️ So What Mondli? CyrilRamaphosa why is this acceptable in a country like SA where millions live in abject poverty Is for what? lot of money Ayeye

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King Goodwill Zwelithini's budget increases to R71.3mThe Zulu royal household’s annual budget was announced by premier Sihle Zikalala during his budget announcement in the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday. Take them wena Major-2, ooh take them Absolute disgrace of the enth degree. Ali Baba number two Hlangalezwe💞