Queen: R1,5 mln for reburial

2011-03-11 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL taxpayers will pay about R1,5 million for the exhumation and reburial of the remains of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s mother, a Durban newspaper reported yesterday.

According to the newspaper, a document tabled at the eThekwini Metro’s executive committee (Exco) meeting recommended that it share the costs with the KZN government to exhume and rebury the remains of Queen Thomo Jezangani Ndandwe.

The queen died in 1958. She was buried in Mayville Cemetery and will be reburied in an “appropriate site” in the cemetery, not at the king’s homestead in Nongoma.

Estimated expenditure includes R300 000 for change rooms for musicians and R150 000 for catering for 1 000 VIPs, the newspaper reported.

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