- King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and his son Azenathi are at war over the Bumbane Great Place
- The acting king has obtained a restraining order against his father following his recent violent rampage
- However, Dalindyebo insists nothing will stop him from going home
The tension between father King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and son acting king Azenathi has escalated.
The main cause of the friction is over who would occupy the Bumbane Great Place, inhabited by Azenathi since his father's incarceration.
Now, Azenathi has obtained a restraining order against his dad but this has not dampened Buyelekhaya's determination to go home and resume his work as leader.
Briefly.co.za reported that Dalindyebo had gone on a rampage through the Great Place, with Azenathi and his wife escaping with minor injuries.
City Press reports that Azenathi has refused to allow his father to return to the palace after being released from prison late last year.
Buyelekhaya's spokesperson, Prince Mthunzi Ngonyama, revealed that the king had attempted to go home after appearing in court after the rampage:
"I was with the king on Saturday and we were about a kilometre away from the Great Place when police called the king and told him to abort his mission because the protection order the acting king got against him prevents him from setting foot in the Great Place. So, we turned back. We could see that there was a function taking place. We were almost there."
As far as the rampage itself is concerned, Dalindyebo's only explanation is detailed in court documents.
The king claimed his residence outside of the Great Place had been temporary to allow for his son to move out. When the agreed-upon time allegedly lapsed, Dalindyebo took action:
"So, I prepared all the necessary tools that would help me get access to my house, right from the chain gate to my house. Upon realising that I was making my way in, they decided to run away for reasons known to themselves. I went straight to my bedroom, which I expected to be empty. To my surprise it was being used. In order to make space for my stuff, I took out all the stuff that was in there. I was then arrested for having done so."
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