The money must go to the people, not Zuma and the king

2015-04-13 17:24

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Do not blame King Goodwill Zwelithini for purchasing Mercedes-Benzes at R5 million. He “did not know”. Blame officials. A fall guy will be created.

For how long will be the king be a burden on taxpayers together with the president and their latest wives?

The king called on KwaZulu-Natal to stop its izimbizos because these feedback meetings with the people are too expensive.

Now, we are spending close on R5 million for his luxurious cars for these spouses. In Parliament, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said they would freeze posts to reduce the deficit, but in two shakes of the lamb’s tail R5 million is spent on mercs for the kings’ wives, including the concubine he has just married.

Nobody raises a finger that, at about 18 years old, this wife had a child with him. The child is now nine years old. This was hidden from the taxpayers and religious leaders. As Zulus, we were not told. But we are told to be xenophobic.

When the Inkatha Freedom Party was losing KwaZulu-Natal, the king switched his allegiance to us as ANC.

To make him happy, we are prioritising his needs above those of the people.

With Zwelinzima Vavi no longer in trade union federation Cosatu, the government is not budging on salary proposals. But the president and our king and his spouses will drive top-of-the-range sedans.

In my class I have 63 learners and my wife looks after 27 patients in a ward with dirty linen.

The king did his best to derail the elections after the assassination of Chris Hani. He collaborated with the IFP, Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging and the former leader of the Afrikaner Volksunie and Freedom Front, General Constant Viljoen. Today, he is enjoying the fruits of freedom.

If R5 million is spent on the king’s wives and R246 million on Zuma’s retirement villa, let us be given a living wage.

Vavi, we miss you big time.

I invite the king to visit our informal settlement neighbours at Malukazi to see how people live like pigs – rainy or sunny.

I am against the wasting of money on those who live expensively at the expense of the people.

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