Ezemvelo ‘patchinga sinking ship’

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Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, whose head office is in Pietermaritzburg, could be forced to close shop due to financial problems.photo: moeketsi mamane
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, whose head office is in Pietermaritzburg, could be forced to close shop due to financial problems.photo: moeketsi mamane

WITH the troubled nature conservation entity Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife struggling to secure funding to maintain its facilities, there are concerns that they could soon close shop.

Ezemvelo, which currently spends less than one percent of its R1,1 billion budget on the maintenance of its crumbling infrastructure, yesterday told the KZN provincial legislature’s conservation portfolio committee that the bulk of its budget goes to salaries.

“There is very little left to spend on other things,” Ezemvelo chief financial officer (CFO) Darius Chitate told the committee’s members during a virtual meeting.

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