King’s parole: half the battle is won – the rest is up to Cyril

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King’s parole: half the battle is won – the rest is up to Cyril

King Dalindyebo’s son is engaging ‘behind the scenes’ with Ramaphosa for a full pardon

Matthew Savides, Lulamile Feni and Karyn Maughan

The AbaThembu royal house is still unclear on the technicalities but is delighted that King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is now eligible for parole.

But the royal house will still campaign for the king to receive a presidential pardon, even if he is released on parole.  

On Monday, justice minister Ronald Lamola said Dalindyebo would benefit from the “remission of sentences” announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier in the day...

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