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HEwife and family of jail-
ed AbaThembuKing Buy-
elekhaya Dalindyebo are
living in fear following the
vandalism that took place
at Bumbane Great Place in Mthatha
on Monday last week.
The kings main house, including
themain bedroomwas vandalised by
unknown people, who messed up ev-
erything in the house and damaged
None of the family members was
present at the house during the inci-
dent asDalindyebo ordered before he
went to jail that the gates to theGreat
ed to different royal houses.
He is servinga sentenceof 12years.
Since the kings imprisonment, the
Ama-Dlomo have been divided over
who should be the regent to act onhis
behalf while he is in prison.
After his order, Dalindyebos wife,
Queen Nokwanda Dalindyebo, and
children moved to the Nkululekweni
royal house in Mthatha.
Following the incident of vandal-
concern over the lack of protection in
Nokwanda said she and her chil-
dren no longer felt safe because of the
Even at Nkululekweni we are not
sure of our safety, so thats why I
thinkthere isaneed forstrongsecuri-
ty to guard me and the children of
Zwelibanzi, she said.
I dont know what the intentions
were of the people who vandalised
Bumbane. Perhaps Nkululekweni
will be next, she said.
Reliable sources have said that
threats have beenmade against some
of the family members, including
some of Dalindyebos siblings.
Both of the family spokespersons
condemned the vandalism. (Another
report on page 2)
= Princess Ndileka Dlamini Dalindyebo talks
about her pain over the acts of vandalism that
took place at her brother house in Bumbane
Great Place. Sitting next to her is her older sister,
Komkom Dalindyebo. PHOTOS: SIM MDLEDLE
; The kings bedroom was also vandalised.
Jailedkingswife lives in fear
ROADS and Public Works MEC Thandiwa
Marawu has handed over the Chamama
Disability Centre in Cofimvaba.
The visit by theMEC to the Intsika Yethu
Municipality was part of the departments
commemoration of Human Rights Month.
Marawu adopted the disability centre
during the exco outreach that was conduct-
ed in the Chris Hani District Municipality
in 2013 and committed to renovating the
kitchen and installing wall-fitted cup-
boards and upgrading the plumbing system
The department undertook all the build-
ing upgrades and restored the dilapidated
centre to its original form using its in-
house teams from the Chris Hani District
Continues on page 2 . . .
Roads and Public Works MEC Thandiwa
Marawu opens the centre. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Disability centre upgraded for human rightsmonth
March 24, 2016
Tel: 039 251 0834
Cell: 071 990 1540
Fax: 086 457 6245
THE older sister of jailed AbaThembu King
Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Princess Ndileka
Dlamini Dalindyebo, says she believes the
vandalism at BumbaneGreat Placewas a plot
within the family of AmaDlomo or the opposi-
tion of the king.
Great Place is a respected place which no
one can just enter and the people who did this
were sent by foes of my brother, she said.
Ndileka is the second-born of the late King
Sabatha Dalindyebo and No-Moscow.
King Buyelekhaya is the third-born of King
Buyelekhaya is in prison after being con-
victed of arson, assault and kidnapping.
The division among the roleplayers about
who must the take the throne while he is in
prison, has hit the Dlomos hard.
Several meetings will still have to be held
as there is a deadlock over a solution.
Two names from two different factions
were suggested for regent Prince Azenathi
Dalindyebo (23) from the pro-Buyelekhaya
group and his brother MankunkuMthandeni
Dalindyebo from the opposition.
Princess Ndilekas utterances followed the
break-in at the main house of the great place
that was discovered on Monday, March 14.
It was ransacked and vandalised by unknown
She, Buyelekhayas wife Nokwanda and
her elder sister Komkom discovered the
break-in while they were visiting the graves
to give respect to her mother and ancestors
in Bumbane Great Place.
We started from my mother No-Moscows
grave and afterwe finished our visitwe decid-
ed to go and check on the house, she said.
The break-in occurred in the main house,
where the king was staying with his family
before he was jailed for 12 years in December.
During the incident there was no family
members at the Great Place as the king had
instructed his siblings from prison that there
must be no meetings at Bumbane and the
gates must be locked.
His family was relocated to the royal house
in Nkululekweni a few kilometres from
When Express visited Bumbane after the
revelation of the news, everything in the
kings main house was upside-down, win-
dows were broken, goat faeces were all over
and empty plastic tobacco packets and deco-
rated skins in the sitting roomwere scattered
in the passages.
The gas stove was burning and the house
was unbearably hot.
The kings bedroom was a mess, with the
ceiling damaged and latches taken out to gain
Ndileka confirmed that nothing had been
taken from the house, but everything had
been turned over and drawers had been left
I dont know what they wanted because
Zwelibanzi is in jail and we are still trying to
cope with that situation, she said.
This thing within the Dlomos needs
prayers and if there are differences why dont
they come to the table and resolve the prob-
lem? God must help us. she said, wiping
She said visiting the graves had been a
blessing in disguise because the house would
have burnt down because of the stove that
was left burning.
The police confirmed the incident and said
a case had been opened by the family at the
Bityi police station.
No one had been arrested by the time of go-
ing to print.
Princessaccuseskings rivalsof vandalism
THE Mthatha Regional Court sentenced a
gang of five last week for their involve-
ment in the forging of credit cards and the
defrauding of the cards lawful holders.
Ntombizodwa Malinga (29), Nonceba
Mathe (22), Sithabiso Dlodlo (42) and Lin-
dokuhle Jili (31) were sentenced to seven
Their accomplice, Sharon Ngobese (19),
escaped with a lighter sentence of five
years imprisonment because of her age
and the fact that she was a first-time of-
The gang, all from Johannesburg, were
arrested in Mthatha on February 12 after
purchasing a R6 999 TV set, clothes and co-
logne at Jet Mart Store in Mbizana and a
R3 199 cellphone at Edgars Active Store in
BT Ngebs Mall in Mthatha.
The fraudsters initially faced charges of
conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud, prohi-
bition of manufacture, possession and ad-
vertising of listed equipment, theft and
contravention of the Electronic Communi-
cations and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.
The two latter charges were withdrawn
after they all pleaded guilty to three char-
ges, which were treated as one for the pur-
poses of sentence.
In their guilty plea statements, all five
admitted to having beenmembers of a syn-
dicate who acted in the execution of a com-
mon purpose to defraud by means of use
of cloned in-store credit cards.
They admittedhaving travelled fromJo-
hannesburg to Mbizana and Mthatha to-
gether, and upon their arrival having un-
lawfully and intentionally produced fraud-
ulent identity documents belonging to
other people and pretending to be those
people at the stores they targeted to de-
At these stores, they unlawfully request-
ed to be issued with the Jet/Edgars ac-
count cards, pretending the cardshadbeen
lost or stolen. When the cards were issued
to them, theyproceeded tomakepurchases
without the knowledge and consent of the
lawful holders of the cards.
During their sentencing, it transpired
that Malinga, Mathe and Jili had had sus-