King Dalindyebo snubs parole in favour of presidential pardon

King Dalindyebo snubs parole in favour of presidential pardon

President Cyril Ramaphosa may have granted AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo 12 months off of his sentence, but that isn't enough apparently. A spokesperson is adamant Dalindyebo receives a full presidential pardon.

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King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo seems to be content sitting in prison until he receives President Cyril Ramaphosa's pardon. reported that Ramaphosa recently granted the king remission of his sentence, reducing his current 12 years by 10%.

The Citizen reports that the king is dissatisfied with the conditions of parole, with spokesperson Mthunzi Ngonyama commenting:

“Imagine a king that rules with a dark cloud hanging over his head. Lamola talked about the pending presidential pardon that [has been] sitting with the president for the last eight months, still not being concluded. He said the president is still considering it. For eight months?"

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'The nature' of the king's duties clashed with the strict conditions set out for parole, so he wants some answers from Ramaphosa, explains Ngonyama:

“The king still needs answers about his presidential pardon application to be able to make up his mind thoroughly about his condition.”

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