King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu Land accuses media of distorting his words
Zwelithini, through the Royal Household Trust, denied making the comments. He said that the newspapers had "twisted" what he had said. File photo Image by: TEBOGO LETSIE
It was reported that the king allegedly told a gathering that “foreigners must pack their bags and go home” during a moral regeneration event in Pongola, northern KwaZulu-Natal.
“I have already stated my concerns about crime in South Africa, and I am on record as having said there is no justification for murder, looting and attacks that we have seen being perpetrated against foreigners.”
The king emphasised that whether a crime is committed by foreigners or locals, they should face the "full might of the law."
According to Drum, he denounced greed, xenophobia and tribalism which are affecting the province.