Award-winning SA rapper AKA, decided to add his two cents to the heated debate about the adjustment to the Zulu royal household budget. This follows after KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala made an announcement yesterday at the provincial legislature during his 2020/2021 budget speech that, the provincial government has increased King Goodwill Zwelithini’s annual budget to R71.3 million.
The premier made it clear that this is not the King's salary to sustain his livelihood but it is allocated for cultural programs that are always implemented under the stewardship of the royal household.
Some tweeps took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction that they are using taxpayer's money to adjust his budget, whilst Covid-19 is stifling the country's economy.
A Twitter user said KZN is one of the poorest provinces especially rural areas, and said this money could be used to improve the infrastructure of the province.
AKA weighed in and agreed with the tweep, but his response left a bitter taste to the mouths of some tweeps who defended the King. Replying to the tweep AKA said "True. But I don’t think you will find many Zulu people complaining about this. Their King is their KING ... *shrug* ... it’s central to their identity".
Some tweeps slammed him whilst some agreed that it is a waste to adjust the budget of the Zulu royal household.
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