Media’s stand on royal household condemned

2015-02-28 00:00

KZN PREMIER Senzo Mchunu yesterday took a swipe at the media saying it should show respect when it comes to matters of the Royal Household.

In his State of the Province address, Mchunu said: “The media must stop capitalising on issues of the Royal Household using the king’s name.”

He said the KZN government had committed itself to ensuring that King Goodwill Zwelithini and his family received the support they deserved.

“We have disestablished the Department of the Royal Household and its separate budget allocation and we have incorporated this function into the Office of the Premier.

“We have also prepared an amendment bill to revise the functioning of the Royal Household Trust to streamline its operation and to improve its functionality,” said Mchunu.

He said the bill had already been submitted to Legislature and the consultation process would commence soon.

On Thursday, during the opening of the KZN Legislature, Zwelithini called on government to investigate damning allegations reported about the Royal Household.

Zwelithini lambasted the media and government officials for “bad-mouthing the Royal Household using his name”.

The Royal Household has ­recently being criticised for the way that it has handled its finances.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.