Dalindyebo dodges jail, for now

Abathembu king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has managed to dodge jail time after the Mthatha High Court granted him a bail extension.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes speaks to Contralesa national general secretary, Chief Xolile Ndevu, and the attorney representing the king, Zahir Omar, about his refusal to go to jail.

Listen to the conversation below:

I am not saying it was good that they were sjamboked and torched. What I'm saying is that those people undermined the decision of the traditional court.

Chief Xolile Ndevu, Contralesa national general secretary

Did King Dalindyebo have the intention to break the law or did he believe that he was inficting punishment in his capacity as king?

Zahir Omar, attorney representing King Dalindyebo

Let us be frank and honest, nature does not allow for equality. Naturally there is no equality. There is no person who is equal to another.

Chief Xolile Ndevu, Contralesa national general secretary

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