Who will lead the Thembu kingdom?

By Faeza
22 February 2016

King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo - abaThembu

Members of the abaThembu royal family almost came to blows yesterday after a heated debate over who should lead the nation while its embattled king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, serves his 12-year jail term.

It was the first time that two factions supporting different people to act as king met to discuss who should lead the troubled nation.

The groups met in a tent outside the Bumbane Great Place because the gates were locked after the king had ordered, prior to his incarceration on December 30, that no one should enter.

In the meeting, those who supported the king’s son, Azenathi Dalindyebo, motivated for his rightful place on the throne because he was chosen by the king to act in his place.

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