A warrant of arrest has been issued for former acting AbaThembu King, Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo by the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape.

This is after Dalindyebo and his legal representative failed to appear in court without offering an explanation. Dalindyebo faces charges of assault and pointing a firearm.

NPA spokesperson, Luxolo Thyali, “On June 8th this year the former acting king appeared in the same court on charges of assault with intention to do grievous bodily harm and pointing a firearm. He was warned to appear in court today the case has been postponed indefinitely pending his arrest.”

King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo demands DNA from children

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.

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 test 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.