Durban - Unlike in previous years where provincial Premiers were sworn in at a large gathering at the Royal Showgrounds in the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg, KZN’s incoming premier, Sihle Zikalala, has opted for a small inauguration ceremony to save money.
The small ceremony is expected to take place on Monday morning at the Premier’s official residence of Parkside in Pietermaritzburg in front of a group of guests of not more than 200, including a contingent of members of the media.
The head of the provincial government communications, Mandla Msomi, said the cost cutting measures have been there for years and the decision to have a small gathering was informed by that.
“This is a cost-cutting measure by the provincial government and this has been going on for years, hence we will not have a big inauguration ceremony,” Msomi said.
Msomi said he was not at liberty for now to reveal how much this small gathering will cost.