Sifiso Zulu cultivates skills in jail
Convicted businessman and self-proclaimed prince Sifiso Zulu's prison rehabilitation has worked so well that he now wants to become a farmer.
Zulu's lawyer, Lonwabo Dandala, said the socialite had discovered a love for pig farming and growing vegetables in Pietermaritzburg's Sevontein prison, where he is serving a three-year sentence.
Dandala said Zulu had discovered he could contribute to the economy after he left prison by farming.
"He is being taught how to farm and he is coping very well," Dandala said.
Zulu will apply for an 18-month remission of sentence, as announced by President Jacob Zuma in April.
His application might fail because he violated a court order when he did not hand himself over to prison authorities timeously after losing an appeal against his culpable homicide conviction and sentence.
Dandala yesterday maintained that the warrant for Zulu's arrest had been cancelled and that he would apply for amnesty for his client.
"First the internal programmes must be finished. Zulu is participating in those programmes. We will then be given the green light to make our application. He qualifies for the remission and will get it," he said.
Judge Piet Koen upheld the Durban Regional Court's finding that Zulu was drunk when he sped through a red traffic light and crashed his BMW X5 into a bakkie. Two people were killed and 10 injured.