The AbaThembu’s acting King Azenathi Zanelizwe Dalindyebo has publicly admitted that the royal delegation he led was denied access to his father, King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, at his private residence outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.
The Abathembu Kingdom has called a mass meeting for Thursday to be attended by the amaDlomo family, traditional leaders and the general public.
Hundreds of virgins from various parts of the Eastern Cape have converged at the Bhaziya Traditional Council outside Mthatha to celebrate the annual Inkciyo custom.
The deceased AmaXhosa King, Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu has been remembered as a development-orientated leader who had the interests of his people at heart.
A memorial service of AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu will be held at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha on Tuesday. It will be the second memorial service for him in the Eastern Cape.