Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
12 May 2021
9:07 am

A right royal rip-off?

Cliff Buchler

This aside, is polygamy a good or bad thing?

King Misuzulu Zwelithini. Picture: Screenshot (Twitter)

Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini’s death has been extensively covered, warts and all – especially the ugly warts seeking power and financial gain. These indigenous monarchies usually operate quietly, doing their own thing, unlike the British where they’re part and parcel of the nation at large. It has also highlighted something of which unenlightened South Africans are unaware. The cost of running these royal houses is born by taxpayers. But what I personally find intriguing is another underplayed fact. Polygamy, outlawed in most countries, is a way of life; also putting great strain on the fiscus. This aside, is polygamy a...