Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo: A man of many words

2014-09-06 15:08

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AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has taken a jab at President Jacob Zuma and others over various issues.

Here is a selection of some of his striking comments.

“Unfortunately I would say the president has a habit of not condomising. We do not like people with that kind of attitude. His behaviour is indeed a shower mentality.” – AbaThembu king Dalindyebo delivering a memorandum for President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in 2013. Picture: by Trevor Kunene/Media24

Video: eNCA

“I will stop smoking dagga the day Zuma stops being corrupt.” – Dalindyebo addressing a Nelson Mandela prayer service in June 2013. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24

“He must tell abaThembu about his intentions and abaThembu need to direct him to the rightful place. I cannot be ordered to his office. He must come [to] my office,” – Dalindyebo telling his clan that Zuma does not have authority over the abaThembu royalty. Picture: Yonga Soji/Daily Sun

“That is now confirmed, I will be joining the DA.” – Dalindyebo officially denouncing the ANC in July 2013. Picture: Leon Sadiki/Citypress

Video: Eyewitness News

“President Jacob Zuma is a liar and a hypocrite who is always intent on running away from the law and accountability” – Dalindyebo responding to Zuma's legal team requesting a postponement in a court case in which the king is demanding an apology from the president. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press

“If there was a boxing ring I would be Muhammad Ali and knock Zuma down. I am not scared of him,” the king said to loud applause at a meeting of the Thembu nation to discuss his possible removal by the president. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press

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