President Jacob Zuma has received a petition and letter asking that he consider granting abaThembu King Buyelekhaya DalindyeboPresidential Pardon , the Presidency confirmed on Monday.
The letter and petition was sent by Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson of Contralesa, Inkosi Mwelo Nonkonyane.
The Presidency said President Zuma referred the letter to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, for further processing.
“Upon completion of all the internal processes, the Minister will submit the King’s application for pardon to the President for a decision.”
King Buyelekhaya is serving his 12-year sentence, from last month, for crimes including assault, arson and kidnapping in the late 1990s.