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Minister Masutha to announce decision on the petition of King Dalindyebo

29 December 2015

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will announce his decision on a petition that has been submitted by lawyers representing King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. In the petition they seek Ministers’ directive for a reopening of the case by Mthatha High Court in terms of section 327 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977.

King Dalindyebo is expected to hand himself to the Head of Mthatha Correctional Centre to serve his 12 years imprisonment as per bail conditions.

Media are invited as follows: 

Date:               29 December 2015
Time:              14h00
Venue:            GCIS, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 cnr Frances Baard and Festive Streets, Hatfield, Pretoria
Video Link:    Cape Town, GCIS Parliament Offices.

For media confirmations contact:  Steve Mahlangu on 012 315 1623 / 079 878 7587 / or Suzan Mphuthi on 012 315 8706 / 083 672 8965 /

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development          

Enquiries: Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional services
083 641 8141 /