Divided AbaThembu royals seek help appointing new king
At a meeting yesterday, family members nominated Dalindyebo’s son Azenathi & his brother Jongisizwe.
CAPE TOWN - The AbaThembu royal family says it will write to Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen to intervene in their attempt to appoint a king for the Xhosa nation.
At a meeting yesterday, family members nominated Dalindyebo's 23-year-old son Azenathi and his younger brother Jongisizwe.
The AbaThembu royals will request that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Fikile Xasa and Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle establish a commission to advise the divided family.
Family spokesperson Mfundo Mtirara says they'll also be writing to van Rooyen's office.
"We are still going to take the minutes to the minister and then the minister can advise."
Mtirara says they're hoping the process is concluded soon and an acting king is installed within the next two months.
Meanwhile, former king Dalindyebo is still being treated at a private hospital in East London under police guard.