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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Times Live by Jeff Wicks and Lwandile Bhengu.]

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has lashed out at the provincial government‚ accusing them of failing to pay him what he deserves.

The monarch was speaking at a King Shaka Zulu commemoration in Stanger‚ north of Durban‚ on Sunday.

The king bemoaned what he described as a lack of financial recognition‚ saying that he received no “stipend” from the state. Zwelithini cashes in an annual salary of over R1million and is allocated a budget of nearly R60 million by the office of the KwaZulu-Natal Premier.

“There’s no money I get from the government‚ because even the provincial government doesn’t recognise me‚” he said.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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