Over 850 march in PTA for Dalindyebo's release
The EC taxi council organised 40 taxis to ferry the Dalindyebo supporters from Mthatha to Pretoria.
CAPE TOWN - More than 850 people marched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in what organisers say is the first of many so-called 'Free King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo' demonstrations.
The Eastern Cape taxi council organised 40 taxis to ferry the Dalindyebo supporters from Mthatha to Pretoria today.
Dalindyebo is serving a 12-year jail sentence for ordering that his subjects be beaten and set alight in the 1990s.
The former king exhausted all legal avenues since then and finally had to report to prison on 30 December after a failed Constitutional Court bid.
One supporter, Mdengentonga Liwani, says they've handed a petition to the deputy director-general in the Presidency.
"The marches are so strong but the president was not present. The deputy director-general has taken the petition."
Meanwhile, Dalindyebo is still being treated at a private hospital in East London under police guard.