King Goodwill Zwelithini is facing the prospect of his seven palaces being shut down due to possible employee protests
The royal Zulu household has been dealing with the possibility of mutiny and rebellion. This comes after chauffeurs who transport King Goodwill Zwelithini and his wives, as well as 60 other staff members at his seven palaces, are threatening to protest after accusing the King of nepotism and complaints about allowances.
The union for the workers, the South African State and Allied Workers Union has threatened to close down all the palaces until their demands were met.
Lucky for the royal family, the strike had been postponed in order to give KZN premier Willies Mchunu and his team time to respond to the situation.
The employees had submitted a petition to the premier’s office, complaining about two of the king’s family members, princes Wiseman and Reginald Zulu, who had recently been appointed as chauffeurs and a salary upgrade, supposedly without proper procedures being followed.
The other complaints included that the vehicles were unsafe to drive and that the long working hours were not properly compensated for.
The premier's spokesperson Thami Ngidi has maintained the proper procedures had been followed when the two princes had been hired.
He revealed that all employees had job descriptions that had been the basis of their agreements.
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