Not worth his kingly salary
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?