Statement of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation on the passing of Kumkani Mpendulo ZwelonkeSigcawu.

The Patron of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, President Thabo Mbeki, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and its staff, joins South Africans in mourning the passing of UKumkani Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu.

Over the years following his ascension to the Kingship of amaXhosa, uKumkani Sigcawu served as an exemplar of the unique contribution our store of traditional knowledge system can make in the advancement of the country’s developmental objectives and nation-building project. His selfless commitment to education and rural development will remain amongst the defining features of his reign.

We would like to convey our sincere condolences to the Sigcawu family and the entire Kingdom of amaXhosa.

May uKumkani Sigcawu’s soul rest in eternal peace. Ah, Zwelonke!

Issued by the Thabo Mbeki Foundation
November 15, 2019

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