According to the Daily Dispatch, Correctional services provincial commissioner Nkosinathi Breakfast said the monarch would not be given permission to attend the burial of his wife but declined to give reasons why.
Dalindyebo is serving a 12-year jail term after being found guilty for a number of violent offences including attempted murder.
The queen died on August 10 following a short illness. She will, however, not be buried at Dalindyebo’s Bumbane Great Place. Instead the funeral and burial will take place at her home in Qhumanco near Cofimvaba.
A high powered royal family delegation will attend the funeral on behalf of the king, the queen’s in-laws and the nation.
Dalindyebo’s spokesman Mthunzi Ngonyama said if the king were to attend the funeral handcuffed and escorted by armed police and prison officials, it would deflect attention from the funeral.
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Source: Times Live