State requests postponement on King Dalindyebo case


sabc-dalindyeborSeptember 1, 2014, The State has asked for a postponement in the matter between King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the Abathembu and President Jacob Zuma.

Government respondents were supposed to file their answering affidavits on or before August 29. Dalindyebo approached the Mthatha High Court in a bid to interdict Zuma from removing him as a king.

Acting Judge, Justin Laing at the Mthatha High Court issued directives granting Dalindyebo a hearing date of September 5.

“The State attorney has written to King Dalindyebo’s attorneys requesting the postponement of the matter when it comes before court on September 5, because it was not possible for government to complete certain internal processes before the answering affidavits could be filed,” the presidency said in a statement.

Zuma’s spokesman, Mac Maharaj said this was in line with the request from the Abathembu royal family. They wrote to Zuma on October 1, 2012 and February 4, 2013 asking him to implement their decision, taken on September 29, 2012, to remove Dalindyebo as king.


December 17, 2015: ‘As a king I am not suppose to go to jail’: Dalindyebo. SABC Digital News:

October 1, 2015: King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo loses appeal. SABC Digital News:

December 24, 2014: AbaThembu king apologises to Zuma. SABC Digital News:


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