AbaThembu king to attend feast in Msinga

2010-11-12 00:00

KING Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the aba­Thembu nation in the Eastern Cape will hold a traditional feast with his KZN-based subjects in Msinga outside Greytown tomorrow.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is unaware of the ceremony, although it will be held within his territory.

The feast will be a preparation for a reburial of Dalindyebo’s ancestral inkosi, Ngoza Mthembu, who died about 100 years ago, on a date yet to be decided. Inkosi Sphamandla Mthembu of ebaThenjini Tribal Authority in Msinga will host Dalindyebo.

Dalindyebo is known for his controversial claim that he is the king of almost the whole of southern Africa, including KZN. He had previously said that he did does recognise Zwelithini as the king.

Vusi Mvelase, who is facilitating Dalindyebo’s visit, said the abaThembu had informed Zwelithini’s office about the visit, but did not state its purpose.

“I wrote a letter … to inform them that our king will be in Msinga, but I did not state the reason. Zwelithini is not supposed to attend the ceremony because it is a family matter of abaThembu nation.

“We will slaughter a cow and sheep in respect of our late inkosi,” said Mvelase.

Zwelithini’s spokesperson, Prince Mbonisi Zulu, said the king’s office knows about Dalindyebo’s visit but not about the ceremony.

However, Mthembu said Zwelithini’s office was given full details.

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