Court dismisses Azenathi Dalinyebo’s application over losing his kingship

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AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo. (Picture: Gallo Images/Daily Dispatch/Lulamile Feni/File)
AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo. (Picture: Gallo Images/Daily Dispatch/Lulamile Feni/File)

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Prince Azenathi had approached the Mthatha High Court challenging Mabuyane’s decision to terminate his acting period and officially recognising the resumption of duty of his father, King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

The young prince (second applicant) and Nkosi Thandisizwe Mtirara (first applicant) went to the court asking for Mabuyane’s decision to be set aside. The applicants told the courts that the premier’s decision was irregular and unconstitutional. They said the premier had not given Azenathi three months’ notice as stipulated in the Constitution, nor had he given them a chance to make representations when he was reviewing the prince’s acting period.

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