ANC hits out at AbaThembu ex-king

2012-11-05 09:50

Johannesburg - The ANC in the Eastern Cape reacted with shock to a recent statement by the recalled king of the AbaThembu Royal House, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who said if he could, he would fire President Jacob Zuma.

In a video recording taken three weeks ago at a funeral, Dalindyebo attacked Zuma and government officials.

"You have this most senior councillor called the president. It's unfortunate that you voted for these leaders," Dalindyebo said.

"If I had powers to pick and choose who must become the country’s president, I would have recalled the current one [Zuma] long ago."

Speaking at the weekend, provincial ANC secretary Oscar Mabuyane said it was mischievous of Dalindyebo to disrespect ANC leaders on a public platform instead of engaging the ANC with his issues, the Daily Dispatch reported.

“We reject these insults as something that is not fitting to come from a king. It is with sadness that we have to respond to the ugly and nasty public remarks made by [Dalindyebo] against President Jacob Zuma, Premier Noxolo Kiviet and ANC councillors.

“We heard these comments and we feel that it is wrong for anyone to make such remarks.

“We hate the fact that people insult our movement and attack our members and leaders in this clumsy manner.”

Dalinyebo likened government leaders to cats who feed on milk while cows are starving due to drought.

Senior government officials present at the funeral walked out while he was speaking.

The AbaThembu Royal House has since decided to recall him as king, according to the report.

  • lsfreak - 2012-11-05 09:59

    Isn't this a free country... If so why can't we call a egg an egg so therefore the King is totally within he's right. Man Zipper is in for a tough ride :D

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-11-05 10:26

      The truth hurts!

      LutherKingsley - 2012-11-05 10:28

      Again Zuma, what have you done to earn respect from the nation, you have a cloud of corruption, criminality and incompetence hanging over your head - yet you insist that people respect you and your corrupt movement.... and that makes it twice as bad. The most sad thing is that you as grown men and leaders cant even see this... utterly pathetic.

      Juan - 2012-11-05 10:42

      Never heard of this king before but I sure like his style. I am with you 100% on this one king

      Willie - 2012-11-05 11:13

      ANC still do not understand democracy

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-05 13:00

      I wish the ANC will make up their minds already. Wasn't it the same "King" Zuma that said: “Let us solve African problems the African way, not the white man's way,” Now; someone from a different kraal voices his opinion and it's wrong ??

      alf.pop - 2012-11-06 10:04

      He did not insult Zipper. At least according to the article he did not question his inelligence. As for integrity, honesty, character etc. those attributes have been suspended from the Zipper camp until further notice!

  • gembleton1 - 2012-11-05 10:00

    The truth hurts don`t it ANC you bunch of idiots with your leader ZUMA

  • frank.kistler.31 - 2012-11-05 10:00

    Hey Zoomi.....respected is earned not forced down...KAPISH!!!!!!!!!!

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-11-05 10:02

    Truth, nothing else bu te truth

  • sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-05 10:05

    Oh Royal One, do you think you could do this very quickly ? Please !

  • karla.vanzyl.108 - 2012-11-05 10:05

    Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo deserves a high-five!

      sukhoipakfa - 2012-11-05 10:43

      A Bells.

  • ianon.ym - 2012-11-05 10:05

    Need a Nation of Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's to think alike - perhaps Zoomer will understand then and remove himself from his post.

  • customdesign - 2012-11-05 10:07

    Funny how everyone who has something to say against Zuma is called mischievous.

  • ESETHU_HASANE - 2012-11-05 10:07

    Ahhhhh Dalindyebo...... I like You my Leader

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-11-05 10:09

    Well done to the king. This is a democratic SA and the king can say what he wants. He speaks the truth and see's how you ANC are bringing this counrty down. Mr Oscar Mabuyane you know what the king say is true, but you will deny it because you dont want to loose your big fat salary.

  • richard.laros.77 - 2012-11-05 10:10

    Guess what Zooooma, if it was up to me, I would also fire you and the rest of your rabble. Now isn't that just so mischievous of me also. LOL. Actually, I guess most people in South Africa would also fire you given half a chance. You need to realise that you are a categorical failure as a president. You cannot lead a country before, you definitely cannot now and dare I say, you will never have the ability in the future.

  • clive.brink - 2012-11-05 10:15

    The gentleman shouldnt be saddened, rather ashamed and realise the seriousness of the matter. I wonder if King Dalinyebo of the Temba Tribe receives the same handsome reward as the Zulu King? King Dalinyebo is a wise distinguished man who deserves respect.

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-11-05 11:24

      But does he deserve to be paid without doing any work?

      siseko.macanda - 2012-11-05 13:21

      @ ally does any king or queen ever really deserve to get paid. Does queen Elizabeth,prince Charles and other foreign royalty deserve to get paid. If your answer is yes then why not our african kings. The last time i checked this was still africa.

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-11-05 13:36

      Siseko, none of them deserve to be paid. They do no productive work therefore they should not be paid from from taxpayers' money. If you as an individual want to have a "traditional leader" then it is up to you to put your hand in your pocket and maintain him, otherwise he is quite simply a parasite. Ditto the parasites in other countries, but it is up to the taxpayers in those countries to decide who they want their money spent on or wasted on.

  • ben.alexander.16144 - 2012-11-05 10:18

    What does the anc supporters see in zuma, I haven't heard anything positive (maybe HIV) about him forever......who is the blind?

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-11-05 10:21

    The King has vision...!

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-11-05 10:22

    Aaah Dalindyebo. Kodwa ke who can blame the King the president I would fire him myself

  • stef.fourie.7 - 2012-11-05 10:23

    Lol zuma is just a boy. Wil never be man. More like a b****. He n the showerhead got it on....

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-11-05 10:24

    Denial. ANC PLEASE!!! The country is crying! This is no longer about white on black, it's South Africans against an organisation with their head in the sand.

  • Lourens Setlako - 2012-11-05 10:27

    zuma if afraid tht if h step down his 248m house will not b finish myb he's waiting for the house 2 b complete and after he has settle well he'l step down

  • daniel.rossouw1 - 2012-11-05 10:27

    Shows again that no-one is allowed to say anything bad against the ANC. What happened to freedom of speech?

  • Rob Allen - 2012-11-05 10:28

    so looking forward to the cANCer's downfall, sooner the better so SA can get back on track.

      Andrea - 2012-11-05 11:48

      Sorry, Rob, the tracks were stolen a long time ago for scrap metal, hence SA's inability to move forward with direction under the current Govt.

  • mncedisi.budaza - 2012-11-05 10:29

    Give the King bells,

      Khanyile Busokwakhe - 2012-11-05 11:01

      to get more & more drunk as he was already had ijuba nogavini

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-11-05 10:30

    Guess what? By trying to bring South Africans to their senses this king will not get more millions to see him trought like the a*s-creeping zulu king.

  • robes.spear - 2012-11-05 10:30

    Oops, 783 has no clothes!

  • ceba.mlandu - 2012-11-05 10:32

    I agree with this oke. I too would have fired Showerhead Zuma. However if I was in power (in due course) I would got rid of kings and other useless leaders of the sort

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-05 15:07


  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 10:37

    The ANC should stop behaving like children. Besides that King sure knew what he was talking about.

  • rankees.moka - 2012-11-05 10:40

    Y is de ANC in de EC being such a lapdog of de sittin imoral president?? It,s always ok wit dt branch when remarks n sentiments in praise of zuma in public but if it,s in criticism of zuma it,s quik to cry foul, whats good 4 de geese is gud 4 de gunder...

  • Tlou.debele - 2012-11-05 10:40

    Give dat ex-king a bells guyz

  • gee.silaule - 2012-11-05 10:42

    The ANC needs to wake up to reality - its within everyone's right to be critical of governments and leaders- it is with criticism that one learns and improves....its so sad that anyone who's critical to the ANC gets a whip while the corrupt officials walk free!

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-05 10:43

    “We hate the fact that people insult our movement and attack our members and leaders in this clumsy manner.” The answer is simple, stop robbing the country blind and this will stop!!

      Attie Stone - 2013-07-04 13:15

      Also; Stop throwing your movements on the WC legislature steps if you want more respect.

  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-11-05 10:44

    Why does the ANC consistently express shock at the undeniavble dislike for Mr. Corruption. Surely after the first 30 high profile ANC / affiliated memebers expressed their dislke there shouldn't be as much of a shock when even more people express their dislike?

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-05 10:47

    The king has spoken "long live the king"

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-05 10:50

    shame poor diddums that is the ANC - they are seriously a big bunch of corrupt babies!

  • lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-11-05 10:51

    I have my opinion about the presidend n Government the same applies to the King. If all is fallacy why not just let go. I seem to be disliking the current ANC more and more. Stereotypicism is creeping and we seem to be becoming a mini Zim

  • robynne.els.1 - 2012-11-05 10:51

    I think we have reached a point where we are no longer a democracy! If a king is fired because he openly states his opinion and anyone who goes against ANC is branded a racist what does that say about freedom?

  • Johnny - 2012-11-05 10:53

    Only being honest at least and not A.. creeping as other are doing.

  • sibusiso.hlongwane.92 - 2012-11-05 10:55

    ja this king is a bit of a nutcase himself, but i agree with the sentiment!

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-11-05 10:56

    bravo, once again, in your face showerboy

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-05 11:00

    The man looked around and then spoke the truth as he saw it. How can that be wrong?

  • andre.ernstzen - 2012-11-05 11:01

    and the hits just keep on coming

  • nat.kosie - 2012-11-05 11:06

    You MORONS with a capital M with Noxolo! R u defending ZUMA or your positions with dismal performance...Eastern Cape Government is a Joke from health to Education!!!I wonder how Noxolo Kievit was given that position! U all a disgrace to our province!MORONS..

  • Tebz001 - 2012-11-05 11:15

    "“We hate the fact that people insult our movement ...", is it the movement towards the cookie jar?

  • sibusiso.g.sangweni - 2012-11-05 11:15

    the truth is nedd

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-11-05 11:17

    This Dalindyebo character is obviously a "traditional leader" (cushy position to be in for anyone not elected but paid handsomely from the tax coffers of the country, ie, some kind of parasite). And in the the opinion of millions of South Africans, as such he has no credibility. However, as a concerned citizen and one who appears to have a bit of savvy, Dalindyebo is spot-on and is to be congratulated on speaking out on a semi-public platform (Question: Since when is a funeral the time to talk about anyone but the deceased and his/her loved ones? Just asking, lol)

      clive.brink - 2012-11-05 15:10

      Ally, make no mistake, he knew the consequences when he said what he did. The ruling elite will now cut of his "water and lights".

  • 21December2012 - 2012-11-05 11:21

    I plan on painting a Portrait soon, This time with a Penis coming out of Zipperheads Forehead because he is so blind his balls are in front of his eyes.

  • litha.kutta.7 - 2012-11-05 11:41

    Quote of the Week King Dalinyebo likened "government leaders to cats who feed on milk while cows are starving due to drought." Quote of the Month: Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for the ANC chief whip said "DA probing of Nkandla is like puppies barking at the moon"

  • Andrea - 2012-11-05 11:45

    Pity to see that the king has now been recalled, I guess the cANCer arms reach very far and wide.

  • magdaleen.smuts - 2012-11-05 12:00

    ?Freedom of Speech?????

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-11-05 12:01

    Djou dae is gatel

  • sibusiso.g.sangweni - 2012-11-05 12:04

    the the truth is needed

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-05 12:15

    SA rejects the leaders especially zuma who in fact has never been a leader! Q&A - where do 783 criminals belong? Is SA a tribal dictatorship or a democratic farce, conned by a ConCourt?