Honouring the legacy of AmaXhosa King Sigcawu

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu is being remembered as "a leader of his people" after his death on Thursday at the age of 51.

He'd reportedly been rushed to hospital earlier in the week.

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On Weekend Breakfast, Refiloe Mpakanyane speaks to family spokesperson and the king's uncle, Prince Xhanti Sigcawu about his legacy.

Within this short period of time - the 13 years he'd been at the helm - he showed us a lot, as if he knew that he won't live long.

Prince Xhanti Sigcawu, Family spokesperson

He was very enthusiastic about us keeping a legacy of our heritage.

Prince Xhanti Sigcawu, Family spokesperson

Elaborating on the late king's work for his people, Sigcawu mentions projects he started for the youth and for women, as well as his support for agriculture, business and education.

A meeting of the relevant traditional leaders on Saturday will decide on the date for the royal funeral.

Sigcawu adds that the presidency will take a decision on the official category for the occasion.

The hierarchy at which the kings are, are not looked after by the premier of the province - they are the responsibility of the president.

Prince Xhanti Sigcawu, Family spokesperson

Listen to the conversation in the audio below:


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