Dalindyebo’s future in the hands of President Zuma
The Presidency has confirmed it received a petition from Contralesa for a presidential pardon.
CAPE TOWN - Former abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's future is in the hands of the president.
Yesterday, the Presidency confirmed it received a petition from Contralesa.
Dalindyebo is serving a 12-year jail term for arson, kidnapping and assault for crimes committed dating back to the late 1990s.
The Presidency this week forwarded the application for a pardon to Justice Minister Michael Masutha.
Once Masutha has considered the issue, he will send the application back to the president, who will make a final decision.
In December, Masutha turned down Dalindyebo's application for his case to be re-opened.
He claimed he did not get a fair trial.