Zwelithini wants his portraits in public for 2010

2010-02-24 12:47

ZULU monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini says he wants his portraits

to be displayed at key public venues like the airport and stadiums during the

Fifa World Cup, The Mercury newspaper reported today.

“I wish to reiterate what I have said to this government in that it

would be good to have portraits of the king in public areas such as airports and


“It would be good if those portraits could be displayed prior to

the commencement of the tournament as this soccer spectacle will attract people

from all over the world,” Zwelithini said during the second session of the

fourth KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Pietermaritzburg.

He said this would be positive marketing for the province in that

when people arrive at the airport they would see the Zulu brand.

He called on Premier Zweli Mkhize to revamp his eNyokeni palace

situated in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.

“In that way the government would not be ashamed of showing our

palace to visitors,” Zwelithini said.

He said people in the tourism industry should not dramatically

increase prices during the World Cup as the soccer event would help South Africa

recover from the recession.

The king said it would not be good for the country if it was seen

as a “greedy” host.

Zwelithini once again called on young men to be circumcised saying

it would minimise, not prevent the spread of HIV/Aids.

“I am not encouraging people to act irresponsibly just because they

are circumcised,” he said.

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