King Buleyekhaya Dalindyebo guilty of false accusation and hate speech
King Buleyekhaya Dalindyebo recently accused Mandla Mandela of being a witch.
The king accused Mandla of behaving like a “witch” by moving the graves of three of Mr Mandela’s children from Qunu to Mvezo without consulting his relatives. “I don’t even want to give him dignity to say he will be removed, he will be ejected,” the monarch said. “People who dig up graves in the middle of the night are witches. We can’t talk to witches.”
South African Witches strongly object to the prejudicial characterization of Witches as grave robbers.
The South African Pagan Rights Alliance calls on the National Prosecuting Authority to institute legal action against King Buleyekhaya Dalindyebo for contravening the Witchcraft Suppression Act (Act 3 of 1957).
This Alliance also calls on the South African Human Rights Commission to censure false allegations of criminal activity uttered by the King against actual South African Witches.