Acting AbaThembu King Azenathi Dalindyebo is not the biological son of King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and has been ordered to hand over the throne, reports say.
Azenathi ordered to vacate royal residence
King Azenathi and his family also find himself homeless as his father has reportedly given them until the end of the month to leave the Bumbane Great Place.
City Press has cited messages Dalindyebo sent to Azenathi and his mother Judge Buyiswa Majiki, in which he asks them to leave the residence as they are not legitimate royals.
“I humble myself requesting you to take your son and his belongings together with yours and vacate my premises before the end of this month. I need to occupy my home as soon as possible“, reads the message Dalindyebo sent to Majiki, also his former wife.
In the messages, the King does not hold back and labels Majiki and his son as thieves.
“Your cheap sarcastic diplomacy is no better than Ratax that no longer kills mice and rats and I simply feel you are behaving like rats in my compound and harry in my pocket. If you misunderstand the harry in my pocket, for your benefit, it means you are a kleptomaniac thief together with your son”
“For a long time I thought I was dealing with humane hearts in sanity only to find myself dealing with headless chickens, only good enough for pig feed. Judges like your good self only belong to garbage bin of law society. I would like to emphasise that shameless as you are in your actions you are nothing in royalty, so is your son,” he wrote.
DNA to prove paternity
In the second message addressed to Azenathi, Dalindyebo claims he is not his biological father and therefore has no claim to the throne. He also said Azenathi should instead ask his mother who his real father is.
“If you have any doubts about what I am saying you must go for a DNA test. I am willing to participate in that“, the message said.
Dalindyebo reportedly sent both messages on Tuesday, 11 May 2020.
The latest row comes months after Dalindyebo was arrested for attacking his son with an axe, but was later released on a warning.
The King was incarcerated for an effective 12-year jail term in 2015 following the striking down of his marathon attempt for an appeal by the Supreme Court of Appeal. He had been convicted in 2009 for offences that included kidnapping, assault, and defeating the ends of justice.
In December, the AbaThembu royal family confirmed that Dalindyebo was released from the East London Correctional Centre, after he was listed for a ‘presidential remission’.