Two KwaZulu-Natal MECs came in for a tongue-lashing by King Goodwill Zwelithini when he opened this year’s provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday‚ saying the pair did not appear to be part of a collective government. In a speech delivered in isiZulu over almost two hours‚ the king started by leading a prayer. MEC for public works and human settlements Ravi Pillay and finance MEC Belinda Scott were bizarrely singled out by the Zulu monarch for not attending royal functions. Prior to this‚ the king had thanked every MEC‚ calling each by their names‚ for their "sterling" work and for always apprising him of their work. Zwelithini asked premier Willies Mchunu to make both MECs available: "I wish you to borrow me MEC Belinda Scott and MEC Ravi Pillay. I just wish for us to work together and much closer. Today I’m extending an open invitation to them to come to the reed dance at eNyokeni royal palace. "Since they are part of my government‚ it looks bad that we are apart. If...

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