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Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo’s application to be reinstated dismissed
23 July 2020, 1:11 PM

Abathembu Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo’s application to be reinstated as king has been dismissed by the Mthatha High Court in the Eastern Cape, following his abrupt removal from the throne by Premier Oscar Mabuyane.

The case was heard in the Mthatha High Court on July 16, 2020 after Prince Azenathi’s lawyers made an urgent court application following his abrupt removal from the throne by Premier Oscar Mabuyane.

In a statement Mabuyane stripped Azenathi Dalindyebo off his acting kingship, government benefits and ordered him to vacate Bumbane Great Place before reinstating King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo to the throne.

The AmaDlomo Royal Family and Prince Azenathi are challenging what they deem to be the improper processes of reinstating King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo by Premier Oscar Mabuyane.

AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has asked all his children, including acting King Azenathi Dalindyebo , to undergo DNA tests to prove that they are indeed his children.

Dalindyebo has reportedly disowned Azenathi until he undergoes the test and has also requested Azenathi to vacate the Bumbane Great Place.

Infographic: Crimes King Dalindyebo committed

In In March, after having been paroled from an East London prison, King Dalindyebo went on the rampage at the Bumbane Great Place – demanding that Azenathi leave.

Dalindyebo’s spokesperson, Prince Mthunzi Ngonyama, says Azenathi was the only child who refused to undergo DNA testing.

“The King has decided earlier this year, to conduct a DNA tests that will involve all his children, not only Azenathi. While he was still persuading [him] he got some tip off from someone that has some information that seems to be very detailed which proved what some of [the] suspicions that king had about his son. He was convinced that he is not his son but he has now said that if he wants to further verify this, Azenathi can go for a DNA test but there’s never been good cooperation from his [Azenathi’s] side,” explains Ngonyama.

In the video below, spectators watch as a police van hauls away King Dalindyebo, outside the Bumbane Great Place:

AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo arrested

In March, Dalindyebo was arrested at the Bumbane Great Place in Mthatha after he allegedly went on a rampage, attacking family members with pangas, bush knives and axes.

His son Azenathi was allegedly among those assaulted.

The acting king was central to conflict within the royal family, after the king’s incarceration in 2015.

He was appointed to this role after winning a court battle against his uncle Prince Mthandeni Mankunku Dalindyebo, over the abaThembu kingship. The pair subsequently made peace in 2018.

Dalindyebo has accused the government of fueling divisions between himself and his son Prince Azenathi.

Reasons for load shedding in parts of South Africa: Sikonathi Mantshantsha
21 July 2020, 11:22 AM

Tonight we’re checking in with power utility Eskom. Because load shedding may have been suspended, but there are parts of South Africa where residents remain in the dark amidst the cold weather and COVID-19 fears.

A resident of Chiawelo in Soweto has told SABC News they have been without power for a month. In a bid to crackdown on thousands of illegal connections, Eskom has implemented daily cuts in certain areas at peak times in the morning and in the afternoons. It calls this load reduction as opposed to load shedding. But let’s find out about the areas where the lights aren’t coming on.

We are joined by Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha via Zoom. For more news, visit and also #SABCNews, #Coronavirus, #COVID19, COVID-19 News on Social Media.


Former President Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi has died
13 July 2020, 7:47 AM

Former President Nelson Mandela daughter, Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane has died.

Zindzi is the daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. At the time of her passing, she was the ambassador to Denmark.

The 59-year-old passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.

In 1985 her father was offered a conditional release by the South African President, P. W. Botha. Her father’s reply could not be delivered by her parents and Zindzi was chosen to read his refusal at a public meeting on 10 February 1985.

In the video below Zindzi Mandela reads her father’s letter:

In the video below is the announcement of Zindzi’s death:

African countries neglecting sexual and reproductive health
28 May 2020, 7:55 AM

African countries are neglecting Sexual and Reproductive health care as they concentrate all efforts on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Reproductive health rights groups have warned gains the continent has made in reducing maternal and infant deaths are now being pushed back.

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Guterres compliments African countries on COVID-19
20 May 2020, 2:24 PM

The manner in which African countries have managed the coronavirus pandemic has set an example for the rest of the world.

That was the message of United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in an exclusive interview with SABCNEWS in New York on the global organisation’s release of a policy brief on COVID-19 in Africa.

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