Zwelonke Sigcawu Bio
Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu was the King of the Xhosa people. He took on that role on 1 January 2006. Zwelonke was born to Xolilizwe Mzikayise Sigcawu and Nozamile.
Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu, was the King of the boisterous Xhosa nation. He took on that role on January 1, 2006 but was only coronated on May 15, 2015. He died yesterday at a government hospital in Mthatha. He was 51. May his soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/Nw9zhVNZ9Z
— #UpgradeInformalSettlementsNow?? (@ZwangaMukhuthu) November 14, 2019
Zwelonke Sigcawu Quick Bio
|Born||4 April 1968
Willowvale Gatyane, Eastern Cape
|Died||14 November 2019 (aged 51)|
|House||House of Phalo|
|Father||Xolilizwe Mzikayise Sigcawu|
Zwelonke Sigcawu Age
He was 51 years old.
Zwelonke Sigcawu Personal Life
King Zwelonke Sigcawu had been king of the AmaXhosa since the death of his father, King Xolilizwe Sigcawu, in 2005.
He was sworn in as king of the amaXhosa nation in Nqadu Great Place in the Eastern Cape in 2015, the first coronation of an AmaXhosa king in 50 years.
The event was attended by around 10 000 people, including the then President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, high profile guests and representatives from Britain, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Indonesia, Botswana, Libya and Zimbabwe, all of the other South African kings and queens, and representatives from all houses of traditional leaders and Contralesa.
In 2010, he was declared the legitimate king of all AmaXhosa by President Jacob Zuma, following a determination by the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims, also known as the Nhlapo Commission, which probed the authenticity of traditional leaders in South Africa.
Zwelonke Sigcawu Death and Cause of Death
AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu has died during the early hours of this morning. The 51 year old King Sigcawu was admitted in the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/nMuHGirlAv
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) November 14, 2019
On the evening of 11 November 2019, the king was rushed to a hospital in Mthatha by ambulance. King Sigcawu, at the age of 51, died the next day in the early hours of 14 November 2019, the king’s uncle Nkosi Xhanti Sigcawu confirmed to the media.