What does Zulu king do for me?


I HAVE read what might be construed as a late April Fools’ joke and that is my taxes go towards funding Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, and it would appear one or two other kings and possibly a bunch of chiefs as well. Now the DA has brought into parliament some rather uncomfortable questions as to why the taxpayer should fund these people.

The IFP said political parties in KwaZulu-Natal, especially the DA, were obsessed with the king and were attacking him for performing his duties. What duties are those?

I understand paying taxes to the government so that I can drive on potholed roads, pay for non-existent electricity, pay for polluted water, etc. But what does some Zulu king, or any other king, do for me?

In fact, what does the Zulu king do for the Zulu people? (To date I am still in the dark as to what the queen of England does for the British.)

Maybe an explanation could be given to us non-Zulu folk as to what the king does for us, and the Zulus mind you, to justify my hardearned taxes funding his extravagant lifestyle.

– Gordon Upton, Port Elizabeth

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