- The family feud between the AbaThembu royal family has now taken an ugly turn
- King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has disowned his son Price Azenathi who was acting king in his absence
- Dalindyebo has now demanded a DNA test to prove Azenathi is actually his child
King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has disowned his son Prince Azenathi and demanded a DNA test to prove the acting ruler is indeed his child.
Briefly.co.za reported that Dalindyebo had been arrested in March after a rampage through his palace shortly after he had been released on bail in December.
DispatchLIVE now reports that Dalindyebo had sent a message to his wife and Azenathi's mother Queen Nocollege Dalindyebo, revealing how badly the disgraced ruler wants to distance himself from his son.
The message has since gone viral, with Dalindyebo demanding a paternity test to prove Azenathi is indeed his biological offspring.
Prince Mthunzi Ngonyama and Prince Lubabalo Papu have both confirmed the message in question had come from the king.
In response to this allegation put forward by his father, Azenathi simply responded that.
"This just makes me laugh. I think he [Dalindyebo] is better placed to answer and give guidance to that effect."
Both Ngonyama and Papu attempted the clarify the king's sudden change of heart over his son.
"His majesty has finally welcomed the fact that Azenathi is [allegedly] not his biological son and his mother is a divorcee. They both have no legitimacy as royalty. His majesty has communicated this with both Azenathi and his mother. This was suspected for a very long time until proof was acquired. His majesty gave Azenathi an option of taking a DNA test if he claims to be his son."
The Bumbane royal palace, according to Dalindyebo's representatives, remains officially closed, reports TimesLIVE.
"AbaThembu can reach his majesty at his Nkululekweni residence. Azenathi has three alternatives as homes: his mother’s Port Alfred house, his mother’s Ngqamakhwe home where he was born ... and his biological father’s home. The king is the king by birthright and he will remain a king until his death. The decision to make this public knowledge is for AbaThembu not to be misled or manipulated by anyone."
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