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AbaThembu king going to jail

By Charl Bosch - Oct 1, 2015
AbaThembu king going to jail

The Supreme Court of Appeal has sentenced AbaThembu king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, to an effective 12 years behind bars for a series of crimes ranging from assault and arson, to kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice.

According to reports, the controversial king, who was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years behind bars, had his appeal revoked for the incidents which reportedly took place in Mthatha between June 1995 and January 1996.

These include ordering his subjects to burn down their houses, administering corporal punishment and having the family of a man, who failed to turn-up at his court, kidnapped.

The king is expected to hand himself over during the next 48 hours.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday also announced that it would cancel the King's party membership due to the seriousness of the crimes he was convicted on.

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