AbaThembu king's son may accede to throne

Johannesburg - AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's 22-year-old son could succeed his father if the monarch is jailed over a 2009 culpable homicide conviction, The Star reported on Friday.

Dalindyebo's council and AmaDlomo clan spokesperson Mfundo Mtirara said the family were preparing for a "worst-case scenario".

"We will have to call a meeting of the Dlomo clan. If he doesn't come back, we don't have a choice but to get his son to rule."

He said that Azenathi Dalindyebo would have no choice but to become king.

In 2009, the AbaThembu king was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison for culpable homicide, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, arson, and kidnapping. He has since been out on bail.

Mtirara said that the king's appeal has lapsed, and that the State had also lodged an appeal, which was subsequently withdrawn.

Last month, the presidency said President Jacob Zuma had asked Dalindyebo to make representations on why his recognition certificate as king should not be withdrawn, following a request from the AmaThembu royal family.

Libby January 2014-08-08 09:49:21 AM
If they're going to jail the AbaThembu king, then please also jail JZ. JZ has more than enough charges against him to send him away for a long, long time. Also add to his charges: "failing to lead the country" and "failing to take his responsibility seriously".
Baba Goeters En Tupperware 2014-08-08 09:52:20 AM
Is people like Mandla (Masibiko)Mandela. he should use his real surname cause he is not a mandela.
Awa 2014-08-08 09:54:54 AM
Wait for it some idiot is going to comment about Zuma on this article
Mickey Meji 2014-08-08 10:16:28 AM
So President Zuma feels he has the authority to ask such of the king, when he himself could never explain why they did not allow the motion of no confidence on him that was proposed b the opposition. He rules in an undemocratic manner
Philangenkosi Mkhwanazi 2014-08-08 10:26:41 AM
Additional charges to the King is dagga smoking and calling President Jacob Zuma 'Boy'.
Sifiso KF 2014-08-08 10:36:39 AM
Really kanti nabantu ababhadkileyo bayavalelwa no that won't happen DA shall sort this .lol just joking.
Maphoka Mokutle Beloved 2014-08-08 10:42:37 AM
Y Masibiko? Was Makgatho Masibiko? Please elaborate
Lin Thorsen 2014-08-08 11:10:39 AM
but Mandla wants to be king isn't that what's it all about
Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg 2014-08-08 11:29:21 AM
Joining the DA was the last straw, now it's payback time.
Sifiso KF 2014-08-08 11:40:34 AM
Its clear some people simple rush to comment without following the whole story . they are not well informed with the news on daily basis