Mandla will be expelled - king

2013-07-06 19:20
Mandla Mandela (File, AFP)

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Johannesburg - AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo says he has lost all respect for Mandla Mandela after Madiba’s eldest grandson became embroiled in a bitter feud with his own family, Eyewitness News reported on Saturday.

The King, a cousin of Nelson Mandela's, continued his public condemnation of Mandla after a few days ago calling him "opportunistic".

Speaking to Eyewitness News in Qunu, the king said there was no time for negotiations with Mandla, who is chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council.

"I can surely promise you that he will be ejected [from the clan] – he will not just be removed.”

He was quoted as saying he couldn't respect someone who didn't respect his culture or his family.
In a surprise move on Monday, Dalindyebo indicated he planned to join the Democratic Alliance as he was not happy with the ANC.

Dalindyebo said he believed the current government had failed the people of South Africa.

He said it was time citizens supported "credible leaders".

"The government has betrayed our people; the government has betrayed our kingdom. We believe there is no reason to back the ANC because it has been enjoying our support and abusing it.

It is high time we gave our support to credible leaders."
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