Who is King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo?
Born in 1964, he has been king of the abaThembu, Nelson Mandela’s clan, since 1989.
In 2005 he was charged with culpable homicide, arson, assault, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice after meting out punishment to subjects in the 1990s. He was convicted in 2009.
After a series of appeals which ended up in the Constitutional Court, he handed himself over to prison officials to start his 12-year sentence in December 2015.
He has since been customarily dethroned, and the Presidency has withdrawn his kingship.