King Dalindyebo must report to a correctional centre within the jurisdiction of the court where he was convicted (Mthatha) within 24 hours‚ Justice Department spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said.
He was sentenced to an effective 15 years in prison.
He appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Appeal hoping to escape jail in its entirety.
The sentence was instead replaced with one of 12 years.
Dalindyebo’s only available legal avenue now is to appeal to the Constitutional Court.
“But he can only do this on the grounds of his constitutional rights being violated‚” Mhaga said.