Zuma refers bid to free Dalindyebo to Justice Minister

23 February 2016 - 16:09 By TMG Digital

Justice Minister Michael Masutha is reviewing a request for jailed AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo to be granted a presidential pardon. The 51-year-old king was detained on December 30 to start serving a 12-year prison sentence for assault‚ kidnapping and arson.While his tribe struggle to appoint an acting king‚ the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) last month petitioned President Jacob Zuma to secure Dalindyebo’s release.

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