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KZN leaders need to be reminded they are servants, not royalty


KZN leaders need to be reminded they are servants, not royalty

The provincial government should be put under administration, but of course that’s not going to happen


KwaZulu-Natal’s leaders should be stripped of their powers and the province should be placed under administration.

If we cared enough about where public administration in SA is headed, and what positive future we can build for our young, then we would not allow the current crop of “leaders” in that province to continue in office.

The place is a disaster area. No, not because of the floods that have claimed more than 430 lives. Not because of the unrest in July last year, which left more than 340 people dead and the provincial economy devastated. KZN is a disaster because it is run by people who believe that they are royalty — with a divine right to their imaginary thrones and the spoils of office — instead of servants of the people. They have no idea what ethical leadership is. They have no idea what the saying “umuntu ngu muntu nga bantu” actually means: I recognise your humanity, as you recognise mine, and I shall treat you accordingly. They believe that ordinary people are mere vassals, if not worse — vermin...

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