R15m for Zwelithini palace upgrades: Mkhize

By Drum Digital
20 June 2013

KwaZulu-Natal spent R15 million in renovating Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini's palaces in 2012/13 financial year, premier Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.

Renovations at the Zulu royal house included the construction of two double-storey rondavels, a single floor rondavel, a garage with living quarters and a cool room at Dlamahlahla Palace reported Sapa.

There were also renovations to the king's main house, of the king's first house and water reticulation at KwaKhetha Palace and the upgrading of the security fence at Linduzulu Palace.

Zweli Mkhize revealed the figure when tabling a budget of R63 million for the department of the royal household, in the provincial legislature.

As part of the budget, new air conditioners, the installation of geysers, the replacement of broken doors and windows, the upgrading of security lights and plumbing work at the Nyokeni Palace would be done in 2013/14 financial year.

Source: Sapa

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