Not worth his kingly salary

Sunday Times - - Opinion -

AR1m salary and a bud­get of more than R60m a year is still not enough to pam­per this Mam­para. That is what the Zulu monarch told his sub­jects at the Shaka’s Day cel­e­bra­tions in Durban last week. This Mam­para hardly touches his salary as the tax­payer coughs up for his chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion, his fam­ily’s med­i­cal aid, trans­porta­tion and the up­keep of his eight palaces. To prove that he does not even know how much goes into his bank ac­count, he told his sub­jects that the state pays him only R30,000 a month. “What can you do with R30,000?” he be­moaned. The nerve! Given that tax­pay­ers get noth­ing in re­turn for pay­ing so much to this Mam­para, how about we of­fer him the R3,500-a-month min­i­mum wage and see what he and his new friends, AfriFo­rum, will do?

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