Bloemfontein – The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Thursday morning dismissed the appeal of AbaThembu King Buyelelkhaya Dalindyebo against his conviction and sentence for crimes relating to the disciplining of his subjects in 1995 and 1996.
The court however upheld his appeal against his conviction of culpable homicide, setting it aside, and replacing his 15-year sentence with an effective 12-year prison sentence. Oh man. You should have not smoked that pipe.
Jailed for 20 Years
This means that after drawn out proceedings stretching over close to 20 years since the commission of the crimes, the embattled king will ultimately spend three years less in prison than initially determined.