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Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo (Picture: AP)
Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo (Picture: AP)

Johannesburg - Hours before Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo was expected to report to an Umthatha prison to start serving his 12-year prison sentence, he penned a petition to the High Court, Justice Minister Michael Masuta and President Jacob Zuma where he claimed to have been a victim of injustice.

Dalindyebo, who was convicted of culpable homicide, kidnapping, three counts of arson, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and defeating the ends of justice, has pleaded for his case to be referred back to the court. The SCA has since set aside the culpable homicide conviction.

In the 19-page affidavit, the King claimed that he was subjected to an unfair trial because the court failed to take into account the customary laws which gave him power and authority to implement action in his community. 

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