- AKA has criticised the KZN provincial government for their adjusted annual budget for the Zulu royal family
- This budget will see King Zwelithini receiving R71.3 million annually
- AKA's stance split social media users; while some agreed with him, others thought he was in no position to comment
AKA is once again at the centre of drama on social media. The rapper incited a heated debate after adding his opinion on the adjustment to the Zulu royal household budget. It was recently announced that the KZN provincial government has increased King Goodwill Zwelithini’s annual budget to R71.3 million.
The money is not the king's salary, but rather used for cultural programmes that are headed by the royal house. There have been mixed reactions to this announcement and Supa Mega was not to be left behind in the debate. One social media user pointed out that the money could have been used to improve the province, particularly the rural underdeveloped areas - and AKA agreed. He went on to add that Zulu people would probably not mind paying because it's their king.
However, his stance was not well-received by some social media users especially those loyal to the crown. Twitter user BONGI44247561 said:
"I live in KZN rural area and we're not poor, just look elsewhere like Jo'burg where there are so many people living in shacks. We're okay where I am in KZN and that hate..."
"Haibo, you're saying KZN is poor. Have you visited Limpopo, the second-poorest province in SA?"
"If you are not umZulu, your opinion is disqualified."
"They use OUR tax for this nonsense. Zulus must fund their king themselves."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that AKA called out the trending #BlackOutTuesday and accused it of censoring black voices. The rapper became suspicious of the hashtag after he noticed that it was no longer affiliated with #BlackLivesMatter. He encouraged his followers to "wake up" to the conspiracy.
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