Government has failed its poor, bemoans Zulu monarch

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Government has failed its poor, bemoans Zulu monarch

Zwelithini slams the state’s failure to effectively reverse poverty for the vast majority of the populace

Zimasa Matiwane

King Goodwill Zwelithini has lashed out at the government for what he called its failure to address rural poverty.

“Their plight has always been in my heart ... I am a product of the countryside myself.” 

Speaking at the opening of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature on Tuesday, he said what had been “very painful” for him over the years has been the realisation that the rural poor people had been made almost voiceless...

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