Only Zuma can pardon jailed AbaThembu king, says Minister Masutha

Only President Jacob Zuma can pardon jailed AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, according to Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

Only President Jacob Zuma can pardon jailed AbaThembu king, says Minister Masutha. Picture: SIKHO NTSHOBANE

The Minister told journalists during a visit to Efata School for the Blind and Deaf in Mthatha that he had not received any formal application relating to Dalindyebo’s release.

The Daily Dispatch reported earlier this week that the release of the jailed monarch was top of the agenda when newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa met with AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu at his Nqadu Great Place in Willowvale on Tuesday.

Dalindyebo has served two years of his 12-year sentence at the West Bank Prison in East London.

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  1. How disingenuous for Sigcawu to be asking for the release of Dalindyebo, the “king of Xhosas”. The fellow is a convicted common criminal who took it upon himself to take away people’s freedoms. It’s even an insult to call him my king. Problem with these abanomgogwana is that they were never elected. They were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. As insensitive as Zuma is, he can release that social misfit. Dalindyebo Sigcawu must rot in jail

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