Jacob Zuma won’t act on request to remove King Dalindyebo

2014-09-02 08:23

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The state has asked for a postponement in the matter between King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the abaThembu and President Jacob Zuma, the presidency has said.

“The state attorney has written to King Dalindyebo’s attorneys requesting the postponement of the matter when it comes before court on September 5 because it was not possible for the government to complete certain internal processes before the answering affidavits could be filed,” the presidency said yesterday.

“In the meantime, the president undertook not to act on the request for the withdrawal of the certificate of recognition of the king.”

Government respondents were supposed to file their answering affidavits on or before August 29.

Dalindyebo approached the Mthatha High Court in a bid to interdict Zuma from removing him as a king.

Acting Judge Justin Laing at the Mthatha High Court issued directives granting Dalindyebo a hearing date of September 5.

In July, Zuma wrote to Dalindyebo asking him to make representations about why his recognition certificate as king should not be withdrawn.

Zuma’s spokesperson Mac Maharaj said this was in line with the request from the abaThembu royal family. They wrote to Zuma on October 1 2012 and February 4 2013 asking him to implement their decision, taken on September 29 2012, to remove Dalindyebo as king.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.