Majahenkhaba hates me - S'gcoko'
MBABANE – Swazi TV Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bongani S’gcokosiyancinca Dlamini has said the Attorney General Majahenkha-ba hates him.
He made the allegations in court when he was leading evidence in the Nkhaba dispute over the legitimacy of inner councils. He was leading evidence as a witness to Dikida Shabangu, one of the people who claim to be the lawful chief’s headman at Nkhaba.
He said Majahenkhaba hated him and his whole household, born from Prince Giyase the senior Prince of Nkhaba. He claimed that Majahenkhaba, who is in the Absalom Shabangu faction, accused his household (Giyase) of allocating land at Nkhaba.
Dlamini who was led by his lawyer Sabelo Masuku and Judge Bheki Maphalala, would time and again refer to Majahenkhaba and Prince Thumbumuzi as the main people who were vocal in the faction.
Responding to allegations that he jumped ship in the factions after being sent to count homesteads illegally allocated land, he only said his household was wrongly accused of allocating land.
He denied that he had been sent to compile a report of the homesteads illegally allocated land. He claimed that Prince Giyase’s household was senior because the former was the senior prince.
"Who would have sent me to make that report at Nkhaba? I am the one who issues orders. We were accused of allocating land with Thulani and Sobantu Dlamini. They just wanted to tarnish the name of Prince Giyase’s household," Dlamini said.
He said Prince Falala did not have any authority at Nkhaba because he was not the senior prince. He said the senior prince comes from Prince Giyase’s household and since he had died, his children were supposed to take over. He said Prince Falala was a son from a smaller household and was only recognised as a prince at Nkhaba.
...King’s cattle allegedly disappeared on his watch
MBABANE – His Majesty King Mswati III’s cattle are alleged to have disappeared while under Maja-henkhaba Dlamini’s care.
This was alleged by Bongani S’gcokosiyancinca Dlamini in court yesterday. He alleged that Maja-henkhaba and Prince Thumbumuzi were in charge of the cattle which had been kept at Nkhaba. He alleged that the cattle’s number decreased drastically and no calves were seen.
He said King’s cattle Overseer Macaleni Dlamini, when he went to Nkhaba to count the cattle, at first discovered that there were 300 cattle and when he later returned, he found that 95 of them were missing. "They have even constructed a cattle byre outside the Nkhaba Royal Kraal. Ngaphandle kwalokutsi atitali, kwabonakala kutsi tiyanyamalala. Macaleni reported to the King and the cattle were removed," Dlamini said.
He said he could not ask for clarity from Prince Thumbumuzi because he was from the other faction. He further alleged that he had to intervene when about 30 cattle were hidden at a Msibi homestead yet they were supposed to be taken away along with the King’s cattle.
The case continues.
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