Daily Archives: May 20, 2018


GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA– AbaThembu acting King Azenathi ‘Zanelizwe’ Dalindyebo and his uncle, Prince Mthandeni Mankunku Dalindyebo, have made peace after protracted court battles over the abaThembu kingship in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.

The conflict between the two started with the incarceration of King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Prince Mankunku Dalindyebo argued that customarily he should take over the throne, but Prince Azenathi stood his ground, saying he should be the one, because he was the first son of King Buyelekhaya from the older wife.

The High Court in Grahamstown ruled that Prince Azenathi should take over as the acting king of the abaThembu nation.

Prince Azenathi says they have decided to iron out their differences. We could have been wrong in condoning the factionalism between the two of us; we are very happy that now we have identified our differences, and we are going to work together in uniting the family, in uniting the kingdom, and we know that it lies between the two of us, it is the two of us that have to stand up, hand in hand united, so that the whole nation can follow suit.

Prince Mthandeni Mankunku Dalindyebo says he is happy to be re-united with the Prince. There are people in the family who took an advantage of the situation and used tradition to divide the family.

“I respect the traditions and customs, and my son here also respects it …… I was manipulated, and mislead by the opportunists who wanted to pursue their own interest at the expense of our kingdom; in actual fact there was absolutely no need to defy the instruction from King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo because he said Prince Azenathi should take over the throne.


Wife sentenced to 8 years for pouring acid on husband

Cwayita, Nolundi Nunwana, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for attempted murder by the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court on 24 April 2018.

Three (3) years is suspended for five (5) years on condition that the accused is not convicted of attempted murder or assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm committed during the period of suspension.

It is alleged that Nunwana, 35 years old poured her husband with the acid all over the body and face after a lengthy argument in their NU3 home on Sunday, 21 May 2017.

Source: South African Police Service

Department places over 1500 medical interns

The Department of Health has placed over 1500 medical interns and 1300 community service doctors for the 2018 and 2019 annual cycle.

The department said all interns and community service doctors who studied at South African universities and were eligible for placement for the 2018 annual cycle have been allocated and offered a placement.

Those who became eligible between the 1st January and April 2018 cycle have been processed and their employment contracts are being finalised by provincial departments with a commencement date of 1 June 2018, the national department said.

The department assured that those South African students who studied at South African universities who are repeating blocks and medical interns who were not eligible by May 2018 will be allocated during the mid-year cycle and start their employment from 01 July 2018.

The South African-born citizens who studied Medicine abroad and passed the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Board Exams will be accommodated once a policy has been finalised on graduates with qualifications that are not prescribed by the HPCSA has been finalised.

Meanwhile, the department said it is also finalising a circular which will provide some clear guidelines and procedures to be followed when allocating the medical internships and community service, and related appointments for permanent residents, refugees and all other non-South Africans.

In addition, a guideline explaining the allocation rules and project plan for the 2019 allocation cycle is currently being discussed with stakeholders while registration will open in June and will be accompanied by roadshows at universities and colleges.

Source: South African Government News Agency