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AbaThembu Chief Daludumo Mtirara found dead

Abathembu royal family spokesman, Chief Daludumo Mtirara found dead. Photo by Yanga Soji

AbaThembu Chief Daludumo Mtirara has allegedly killed himself, a royal family member said on Friday morning. He shot himself in his home in Pretoria, according to the relative, who asked not to be named. Police could not confirm Mtirara’s death. The source said some members of the royal family still had ...

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AbaThembu Prince marries his amaQwathi Princess

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s son, Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo, said ‘I do’ to his longtime sweetheart, Ongezwa Zwedala, during their traditional wedding held at Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha yesterday Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Bumbane Great Place in Mthatha was on Friday, 18 November 2016 filled with ululation, dance and traditional music as AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s son, Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo, married long-time sweetheart Ongezwa Zwedala. Azenathi’s mother Queen Nocollege Dalindyebo, who said she was the happiest woman alive, watched on as her son said: ...

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AmaQiya lodge claim to AbaThembu kingship

Ngubesizwe Bacela of AmaQiya (AbaThembu - Thembu Kingdom) Eastern Cape Tribe

The AmaQiya tribe, also known as the House of Hlanga, has lodged a claim to the kingship of the AbaThembu. The tribe has dismissed the reigning AmaDlomo royal clan and King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo saying they originate from a lesser house. The tribe said their forefather Hlanga was denied ascendancy to ...

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Rhodes Graduate Tolakele Silo Lightened The Stage With Her Xhosa Dance

A Rhodes University graduate broke the norm at her graduation ceremony in Grahamstown this month when she performed a traditional dance before receiving her degree. When Tolakele Silo’s name was called at the 1820 Settlers National Monument on Saturday, her family ululated and called out the family’s clan names as ...

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AmaXhosa Chief Ngubesizwe Sigcawu dies in accident near Dutywa

AmaXhosa royal houses and the Eastern Cape traditional leaders are mourning the death of one of their own. Chief Mthetho Ngubesizwe Sigcawu – the uncle of AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu — who died in a car accident near Dutywa on Monday night, 4 April 2016. Police said that Chief Sigcawu, ...

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AbaThembu King’s saga – Commoner’s view (Andile Ncobo)

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo

I have lost my restraint of not making any comment on the King of AbaThembu saga. I am a commoner. But my father was a very close friend, advisor and counsel to Africa’s longest reigning monarch (at the time of his death), His Majesty, King Xolilizwe Sigcawu of AmaXhosa. This ...

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