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AbaThembu clan still undecided on Dalindyebo's replacement

Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's son Azenathi and his brother Jongisizwe were nominated as acting kings.

Forner AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo. Picture: xhosaculture.com.

CAPE TOWN - The AbaThembu nation is yet again undecided on a person to take over from imprisoned former king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

A meeting of the AmaDlomo clan - to elect an acting king - took place at Bumbane Great Place just outside Mthatha today.

Dalindyebo's 23-year-old son Azenathi and his younger brother Jongisizwe were put forward as nominations for the position.

Family spokesperson Mfundo Mtirara says the provincial government will have to break the impasse.

"According to the law there is a commission and section 21 is what we will seek when the Mtirara family comes up with two names or is divided."

Dalindyebo is serving a 12-year jail term in a correctional services facility in East London for a string of offences including assault, arson and kidnapping committed in the 1990s.