King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo back behind bars: Rampaged through palace

King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo back behind bars: Rampaged through palace

- Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has once again been arrested

- This time, the leader had gone on a rampage in the Bumbane Great Place

- This comes after Dalindyebo was released just shy of Christmas last year

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It has not even been three full months since King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo was set free and the Abathembu monarch has found himself behind bars once more.

News24 reports that Dalindyebo entered the Bumbane Great Place, allegedly wielding an axe, where he began throwing out clothes belonging to his son, Azenathi, and breaking furniture.

Azenathi's wife has since been hospitalised while the acting king was spotted limping after the incident. reported that the situation had been tense between the father and son after Dalindyebo had instructed no one to enter the Great Place during his incarceration.

Senior traditional leader Nkosi Mtirata commented after the king had refused to meet with his son:

“I was part of the delegation that went to visit the king in Nkululekweni. We were informed that the king was still tired. We decided to leave him and allow him to rest. We are still waiting for his phone call."

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Azenathi had challenged his father's wishes and ruled in his stead, creating resentment between the two, according to sources close to the family.

City Press reports that Dalindyebo had not visited the Great Place since his release until he entered at around 2am on Friday morning.

The king could be seen walking around the palace as family, villagers and even police officials looked on.

Some police officers had commented on why they had not removed the king, explaining that he was on his property and had 'harmed no one'.

Dalindyebo had been released from prison in December after serving only four years of his 12 year-sentence for crimes including assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and arson.

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