AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Picture: REUTERS/SUMAYA HISHAM
AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Picture: REUTERS/SUMAYA HISHAM

Within days of being installed as the acting king of the abaThembu‚ Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo has made his first line of business a fight to free his jailed father‚ King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

During his colourful coronation ceremony in Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha on Friday‚ Azenathi‚ 24‚ and his advisers said he would be leading the #OperationMakabuye campaign to galvanise support and bring pressure on the government to free his father.

He is opening a trust account to raise money for his father‚ who will be penniless when he gets out of jail in 11 years.

"As the acting king‚ Zanelizwe [Azenathi] will lead the campaign to free his father‚" amaDlomo elder Chief Zwelodumo Mtirara said.

Dalindyebo began serving a 12-year prison term in December for kidnapping‚ arson and defeating the ends of justice.

Read more in The Herald.

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