South Africa’s monarchs get a pay rise
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini (pictured centre in 2015) is arguably South Africa’s most powerful monarch (AFP)
South Africa’s kings, queens and traditional leaders are to get a pay rise
The country’s monarchs, including the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, who has complained about his income previously, will see an increase from 1.12m rand to 1.17m rand ($91,000 – $95,000; £67,000 – £70,400).
Traditional leaders, down to headmen and headwomen, will also get a boost after 2017’s pay freeze.
It hasn’t gone down well with everyone on social media:
However, change is on the horizon: South Africa’s Business Tech reports that of the 13 existing monarchies, just seven will remain after the current leader died.