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King of amaXhosa passes on at 51

On Thursday, the nation woke up to the sad news of the passing of Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu, the King of the Xhosa people since 2006. He died at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha after being admitted on Wednesday evening.


Sigcawu is the older son of the Iqadi house (3rd Queen). His father, Xolilizwe married five wives who produced five sons and six daughters. The family will release a statement with further details.



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