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'Zuma is a liar who doesn't use condoms'

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo took another opportunity to slam President Jacob Zuma.

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Picture:Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

PRETORIA - Outspoken AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo on Wednesday reiterated his intention to join the Democratic Alliance (DA) and again voiced his dissatisfaction with President Jacob Zuma.

Dalindyebo recently blasted Zuma in the media, calling him a 'parasite.'

On Wednesday, he handed over a petition against the president at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Arriving hours later than scheduled and speaking to the media outside the Union Buildings after handing over his petition, Dalindyebo once again took the opportunity to lash out at the president.

He said his petition is in response to Zuma's attempt to flush him out of kingship.

"He flushes people out like condoms. While he thinks he can flush kings, he has also flushed his own ministers out like condoms."

Dalindyebo also called Zuma a liar and a Zulu boy.

The AbaThembu King also confirmed he would be leaving the African National Congress (ANC) to join the opposition.

"I will be joining the DA," he said.

Dalindyebo said the AbaThembu want Zuma to account for his actions or they will break all ties with him.

'I AM STILL KING'

While addressing the media, Dalindyebo responded to recent reports that he's no longer King of the AbaThembu and therefore had no authority to call on Mandla Mandela to be removed as Chief of Mvezo.

He said the reports were nothing more than rumours.

"It's just rumours by Zuma's puppets, I'm still King."

Earlier this week, Dalindyebo said he lost all respect for Mandla Mandela after he became embroiled in a bitter feud with his own family.

The King ,who is Mandela's cousin, told Eyewitness News he can't respect Mandla if he in turn disrespects his family and culture.

He told journalists that Mandla's removal as chief would be decided after the elders dealt with Madiba's health.

"At the moment we've dismissed Mandla from royalty and as a chief."

DALINDYEBO VISITS MADIBA

Dalindyebo also used the platform to speak about his visit to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital on Tuesday to see ailing former President Nelson Mandela.

He said the 94-year-old was doing fine.

"He hasn't been able to smile but I got that smile from him which I appreciated and it was a blessing to me."

He also said Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was very grateful.

"She felt stronger and more encouraged than before. The doctors are keeping Madiba in a good condition and doing so much to keep him alive."