The Land Parry has vowed to shut South Africa down if President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to pardon King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. The King is currently serving 12 years in jail for arson, assault, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently considering recommendations to excuse King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of his crimes.
Serving a 12-year sentence for various crimes including arson, assault and kidnapping, Dalindyebo has enjoyed a recommendation from the Justice Minister for his release.
Now the Land Party, a firm supporter of the king's release, has promised that members will be mobilised should their demands not be met.
Gcobani Ndzongana, party president, has commented on the situation, adamant that:
"The Land Party is mobilising all the other nations and we're busy talking to other kings, and I don't want to name them, but we are busy with other provinces because we want to make sure that if the king is not released, we'll call for a national shutdown."
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According to Eyewitness News, the Congress of Tradition Leaders of South Africa is also keeping a close eye on the matter. The entity was the first to call for Dalindyebo's release.
President of the body, Kgosi Mokoena, insists that the king is being subjected to unjust punishments according to tradition:
"We agree in terms of our culture that if a king or traditional leader has done anything wrong, there is a way of punishing him but not through what we see now."
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