AmaXhosa King Died: Zwelonke Sigcawu Bio, Wiki, Death, Age, Married, Net Worth, Fast Facts You Need to Know

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.

Zwelonke Sigcawu Quick Bio

Born 4 April 1968
Willowvale Gatyane, Eastern Cape
Died 14 November 2019 (aged 51)
Full name
Zwelonke Calvin Mpendulo Sigcawu
House House of Phalo
Father Xolilizwe Mzikayise Sigcawu
Mother Nozamile 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

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.

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