Princess Anne in SA on jubilee tour

2012-04-16 11:39

Johannesburg - Princess Anne will meet Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday on her visit to South Africa in celebration of the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the presidency said.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj on Monday said President Jacob Zuma would be in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday and Tuesday and would be unable to meet Princess Anne.

"The presidency extends a warm welcome to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne," Maharaj said.

"The president wishes the princess royal well during the visit, which will further strengthen relations between South Africa and the United Kingdom."

Princess Anne is expected to arrive in the country on Monday.

  • Marion - 2012-04-16 11:42

    Wonder if the president is in KZN visiting one of his wives or planning his small family wedding. Welcome to SA Princess Anne.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 11:57

      Marion, I must politely disagree with you on this one, The English Royal family needed to suffer the same fate as the French did. No place for Monarchies in this day and age. The Queen of England throught their greed has caused so much suffering in so many parts of the world. The Wealth they have today does not belong to them. The harvested their own English people , i can never understand how these crims are revered by so many today. Obviously these folk do not see the history behind these seditions.

      Marion - 2012-04-16 12:01

      @bluzulu - do you think I revere the royal family because I welcomed her to SA? I don't. But whether one hates them or loves them it needs to be acknowledged that they do a lot of good too.

      Bruce - 2012-04-16 12:05

      I suppose they will visit a lot of countries with the jubilee coming, nothing against Princess Anne, she can't help it, but they could have chosen a more interesting person!

      Bert - 2012-04-16 12:16

      IGNORE BLUEZULU, he has no concept on the Royal Family. They bring more revenue into the UK that South Africa can only dream about. It's the British Governments since the time of Clement Atlee that have demoralized the UK. Go there Bluezulu, you for one would feel quite at home. Hope the Princess has been well prepared.

      mholthuysen - 2012-04-16 12:16

      @ bluzulu - in Auckland you should have gotten used to the Royal Family - after all HM the Queen is your head of state!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 12:18

      Marion , I don't hate know this. I just can't undetstand what these folk stand for. The only good one ( Diana ...never stood a chance around these scoundrels)

      Bert - 2012-04-16 12:19

      LIKEWISE ASSEGAI @ VUSI, you and BLUEZULU both feel both at home, especially in South London. Shame and you missed the riots last Summer (or did you?)

      Marion - 2012-04-16 12:23

      @bluzulu - I admit I thought Princess Diana was wonderful. However, I don't think we should dismiss her sons who have done lots of charitable duties. Building houses for the poor is one of the things I can think of.

      Antipoaching - 2012-04-16 14:56

      Bluzulu at the the British Monarchy; outdated and quaint as they may be, have good manners. I'm pretty damn sure that Princess Anne's visit plans werent thrown together in the last 72 hours, Zuma could have worked his schedule around the visit. I find it a little rude that he has put his private(s)/nuptials ahead of matters of State but then again as he is more concerned with his personal interests than that of the populace, I really shouldnt be vaguely surprised! Ill-mannered oaf!

      Mark - 2012-04-16 16:26

      Well HRH Anne , mnake sure you take a shower after you meet Zuma . How much more is he begging for so he can add another R68 million to is homes to refurb . When will this country learn he is the laughing stock of Africa and the world for exception of china who just want to raid what they can and run like they do elsewhere. I say welcome to the independent states of the Western Cape and KWa Zulu Natal. Come on lets have a referendum. Soviet Union and Soviet block can split up so can this banana republic.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 17:33

      Anti, I would have done the same. Ain't our Princess, unfortunately we have our own monarchies with Princesses. Which frankly is one to many. Yeahh the Missis comes first....everytime.

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-04-16 12:06

    Zuma is a useless piece of doo doo, why cant he take time to meet one of the royal family or is he still pee`d off at the white monorchy

      Eva - 2012-04-16 12:18

      I honestly don't think she cares. If she's familiar with the dirt of our politics, she may even be relieved she won't have to shake JZ's hand.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-16 12:24

      Shanna, a mere princess is not high enough for his lordship.

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-04-16 12:08

    @ bluzulu u think that zuma and the anc are not crims ..........please man get a flucken brain

      Bert - 2012-04-16 16:46

      A Naidoo from Aukland..cracker.........'sharpening kno ives hey naidoooooo!! yea'' living in Lens too long! Love you characters. 2 x No 46 with an extre pomadom please!

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-16 12:23

    Will she wearing her long gloves then?.

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-04-16 12:44

    Welcome Your Royal Highness; looking forward to catching a glimpse of you in Simon's Town on Wednesday! :)

      Heiku - 2012-04-16 13:34

      Get over it

      Bert - 2012-04-16 21:24

      heiku - aah a dutchman! no man, you get over it. 2012 now not 1898!

  • malcolm.dale - 2012-04-16 14:23

    @bluezulu> Great to hear that you believe that there is no place for monarchies in this day & age - so let's get rid of the "monarchies" in South Africa and save the South African taxpayers millions. What you have said about "harvesting" by your own inferences thus has a universal application, wouldn't you say?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 17:37


  • Mark - 2012-04-16 16:25

    Take a shower HRH Anne after you meet Zuma and whatever you say , say NO

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