Zuma may have acted 'hastily' with King Dalindyebo

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Aug 5th, 2014

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma jumped the gun when he issued a letter of notice seeking to dethrone AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

That’s the word from a constitutional law expert who has questioned the procedure followed by the president.

The king’s family say he has brought the kingdom into disrepute and want him removed.

Zuma has given the monarch 30 days to explain why he should remain on the throne.

But Dalindyebo is threatening to fight this in the Constitutional Court.

Constitutional Law Expert Professor Shadrack Gutto believes the president acted hastily.

“It does appear here that the president did jump the gun because according to the law one has to have a community making a claim not members of the family, that’s not a community,” said Gutto.

“And in this particular case procedurally I think that could be challenged.”

The National Prosecuting Authority says it is looking into the matter.

* eNCA reporter Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni has more on this story. Watch the video in the gallery above.

* eNCA reporter Yusuf Omar takes a closer look at AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Watch the video in the gallery above.

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