I AM not exactly sure what happened to the Thembu king's threat of withdrawing from the country from January 6.
People might have different opinions but personally, I think it was an ill-timed April fool's joke. Looking at the composition of the tribes occupying Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal it is impossible to move them without starting a war. Eastern Cape has Xhosa proper (Gcaleka people), Hlubis, Mpondos, Mpondomise, Bhacas, Xesibes and so on.
So, to take away their land would take more than explaining.
KwaZulu-Natal has its own composition and I doubt if anyone there would want to move.
Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has permanently damaged the legacy of his late father, King Sabata Dalindyebo.
What is even more bizarre is that the man who is behind the whole confusion, Votani Majola, is not even Thembu, if we talk tribes.
The Majolas in Transkei belong to Mpondomise. Majola played the tribal card so he needs to be reminded that he is not of Thembu descent.
Buyelekhaya and his cronies need to know that ours is not a jungle republic where people with power can go around beating up people, king or not. He stooped very low by accusing Nelson Mandela of wanting to overthrow him. Madiba has been a vocal supporter of the Dalindyebo kingship. Thembuland won't be happening and the most noble thing that the honourable king can do is to take his sentence like a man.
Richardson Mzaidume, Pimville