Tag: King Dalindyebo

Response to king’s actions may shape customary law

A number of commentators have sought to justify King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s actions against his subjects on the basis that he was acting as a judicial officer.  Court records show the king failed to convene a customary court to hear and decide the outcome of the crimes his subjects are alleged to have committed. His failure …

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King Dalindyebo’s disregard for customary law is the problem, not his conviction

The recent judgment of the SCA confirming the conviction of King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and upholding a sentence of 12 years imprisonment has been strongly criticised by supporters of the king. The most vocal critics have been former President of CONTRALESA, Phatekile Holomisa, and Thami kaPlaatjie, advisor to the Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu. Both …

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