- KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has allocated the newly appointed Zulu king a R66 million budget
- King Misuzulu Kazwelithini will use the money to help preserve Zulu culture in the province of KwaZulu-Natal
- The funds will be used to facilitate 14 events which fall in the 2021/22 financial year, eight of the events have already taken place
The newly appointed king of the Zulu nation King Misuzulu Kazwelithini has been given a large budget of R66.07 million to preserve Zulu culture through traditional and cultural events.
This is an R5.23 million reduction from last year's budget. The money was issued by the KwaZulu-Natal government.
According to Times Live the funds allocated for the 2021/22 financial year. In total 14 events are set to be sponsored by the budget.
Eight of the events have already taken place with the remaining six events still to take place. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala made the announcement on Friday.
He revealed that most of the eight events already staged were held virtually due to Covid-19.
JacaranaFM reported that the money would also go towards the coronation of the newly appointed king.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Zulu King, King Misuzulu KaZwelithini, on Thursday sent a group of his high-profile relatives to pay lobola for his longtime sweetheart, Ntokozo Mayisela.
According to IOL, independent Media gathered that the Mayisela family demanded 8 cows and R50 000 in cash. The monarch agreed to pay this on Thursday at 4pm.
The King has officially registered their marriage with the Department of Home Affairs, much to the excitement of the Zulu nation.
In other news, the newly-elected monarch of the AmaZulu tribe, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini, has been labelled as a unifier of the embattled nation.
According to Prince Zeblon Zulu, the new king had teachers complaining of him in Swaziland that he had been reluctant to learn isiSwati. SABC reports that King Misuzulu was sent to neighbouring Swaziland to study at the Assembly of God Primary School and later at St Michael School.
Zulu, who is a historian and uncle to the new king, says Misuzulu had a normal upbringing as a child with little or no privileges at all. The Prince also says his grandmother Queen Maphovela gave the new King the name Hlomesakhesihlangu, which Prince Zulu joked was difficult for the King’s mother to pronounce.
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