Neutral judge to adjudicate abaThembu acting kingship battle

2017-11-05 06:00

The battle over who is acting king of abaThembu played itself out at the Eastern Cape High Court, Grahamstown, this week.

Royal knot over vows

2016-11-20 06:00

Young prince’s wedding is seen by some as just a way to prop up his claim as acting king while his father, Dalindyebo, serves a 12-year jail sentence.

Ululations, salutations echo out for AbaThembu acting king

2016-10-23 06:00

Ululations and salutations echoed from the mountain top of Molweni and kumaNtentente hailing the man appointed to act as king of the AbaThembu while the incumbent Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo serves his 12-year prison sentence.

Bury Winnie next to Nelson Mandela, says jailed king

2016-09-27 10:35

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela should be laid to rest next to former President Nelson Mandela when she dies, jailed Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo says.

Dalindyebo supporters ask for judicial system that recognises heritage

2016-04-01 17:03

Traditional and church leaders have called for a “transformed judicial system” in a petition handed to Parliament asking that abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo be released from jail.

Church organisation to deliver King Dalindyebo pardon petition

2016-04-01 06:21

The Council of Churches South Africa International is expected to deliver a petition to the Speaker of the National Assembly, calling for a presidential pardon and the release of King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

King Dalindyebo back in prison after hospital stay

2016-02-26 09:20

Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has been discharged from a private hospital, the Department of Correctional Services says.

No special treatment for King Dalindyebo - minister

2016-02-19 17:17

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has given his assurances that AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is classified as a maximum offender and has not received any special treatment in jail or in hospital.

King Dalindyebo has been a 'nightmare' - prison source

2016-01-18 12:40

A well-placed source within Correctional Services has told News24 that AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is proving to be "nightmare" for the correctional service.

Complaint against judge who criticised King Dalindyebo

2016-01-14 09:04

The Society for the Protection of our Constitution has filed a complaint against a Supreme Court of Appeal judge for calling jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo a "tyrannical and despotic king".


Premier ‘offends’ abaThembu faction in dispute

2017-08-27 05:58

AbaThembu traditional leaders are accusing the premier of the Eastern Cape of sowing division within their nation by siding with a faction in the royal family’s dispute over who should act as king following the incarceration of king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

Kingship tussle affects kinship

2016-11-06 06:05

The abaThembu royal family is divided over who should stand in for the nation’s jailed king – his son or his brother?

Zulu king backs jailed Dalindyebo

2016-10-09 06:29

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has apparently lent credence to a desperate, last-ditch campaign by Eastern Cape royals to convince President Jacob Zuma to give abaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo a presidential pardon.

King Dalindyebo to miss wife’s funeral

2016-08-25 08:10

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo will not attend his wife Queen Nolitha Dalindyebo’s funeral this weekend, his family said.

Judiciary should have protected King Dalindyebo - council

2016-04-01 12:38

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo should never have been jailed as he was exercising his powers to protect his subjects from criminals in good faith, the Council of Churches South Africa International says.

King Dalindyebo has to repay February salary

2016-03-02 17:30

The Eastern Cape government has demanded that jailed AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo repay his February salary, about R100 000.

Decision on AbaThembu king only after processes concluded - Presidency

2016-02-23 16:45

President Jacob Zuma will decide whether to grant AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo a presidential pardon after all internal processes are concluded, the Presidency says.

Prison food best for King Dalindyebo's condition - dietician

2016-01-18 13:59

The food provided in prison is the best diet for a person such as AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is suffering from a stomach ulcer, a registered dietician says.

We will not forgive the ANC if anything happens to Dalindyebo - Contralesa

2016-01-17 15:43

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA in the Eastern Cape says it will not forgive the ANC, should anything bad happen to Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo while he was incarcerated.

Dalindyebo suffering from chronic ulcers, depression

2016-01-12 20:30

King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is still undergoing treatment in hospital for chronic ulcers, depression and loss of appetite, but said he was grateful for the support and prayers he had received.

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