NPA dismisses claims King Dalindyebo's convictions are expunged

King Dalindyebo yesterday served the NPA with a document ‘nullifying’ all decisions by the Mthatha High Court.

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has dismissed claims by AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo that all his convictions have been expunged.

Dalindyebo yesterday served the NPA with a document which he says was signed by the Supreme Court of South Africa and nullifies all decisions imposed on him by the Mthatha High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) and the Constitutional Court.

An application for the controversial king's bail extension will be heard in the High Court this afternoon.

He's expected to begin his 12-year jail term for a string of offenses today.

The NPA's Luxolo Tyali has confirmed that the organisation has received the document.

"We are forgetting the authenticity of the document and the source of the document. An investigation has to been done and someone must be held accountable."

Tyali says they still expect Dalindyebo to report to prison by the end of the day.

The Eastern Cape leg of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) has applied for a presidential pardon on behalf of Dalindyebo, saying customary laws were ignored.