Babalekile Anderson Gigaba, from Nqabeni, Alfred District, Natal [now KwaZulu-Natal] was one of four people to put forward a claim to be appointed as a chief. A local ethnologist recommended EG Mavundla, who was appointed Chief.
Gigaba allegedly took exception to the appointment and did everything “in his power to undermine” Mavundla’s authority. Unrest and confusion reportedly ensued. Gigaba was, at that time, out on bail on a charge of conspiring to commit murder.