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Zulu King Feels Underpaid

He currently earns R1.1 million a year.

King Goodwill Zwelithini, the traditional leader of the Zulu tribe, expressed his disappointed about his paycheck this past weekend, IOL reports.

This is despite the Royal Household Department being allocated R58 million (about $4.4 million) in the current financial year, and the king earning more than R1.1m (about $83, 000) a year.

“The provincial government does not recognize me in a form of a stipend that is fit for a king of the Zulus who pay so much tax in this country. I do not even know what to do in this situation, but I need to think carefully about this,” IOL quoted the king as saying.

The king went on to criticize the government for not consulting him in the process of land redistribution. “You have never even consulted me when distributing this land, when I am the owner of this land. It was stolen from me. The Zulu nation should be given back its land, we do not even need that much research about the land because we know the land of the Zulus,” he said.

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