Our Viewpoint | Turmoil at royal palace could destabilise KwaZulu-Natal

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It all boils down to money.

The turmoil that is currently playing out at the Zulu royal palace is a reminder that even in the seemingly united family, cracks will show when other members suspect they are about to be cut off. At the centre of it all is the throne because the next king and their immediate circle will continue living a life of luxury while others will now be reduced to being extended family.

Unless the state changes its tune on funding the Zulu monarch, he will have access to benefits such as the annual allocation of more than R71 million from the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government.

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