ZULU King Goodwill Zwelithini’s taste for private charter flight services has cost the South African taxpayer almost R3 million – for just 13 flights!
The king used the private flights to attend social and official engagements.
This was despite the monarch blowing his annual budget and receiving a bailout earlier this year.
The flights included a R350 000 trip to Swaziland to attend a function hosted by King Mswati, weekend media reported.
Details contained in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial reports showed that the king:
) Flew from Ulundi to Durban on 9 May 2014 to meet Hermann Erdmann, the CEO of the Recycling and Economic Development Institute of SA. He then flew to Cape Town to have dinner with Erdmann less than a month later. The flights cost R517 000.