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King Sigcawu gets state funeral

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The late King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu. Wild Coast South Africa The late King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu.
President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver eulogy

November 22, 2019
 
Staff reporter
 
Eastern Cape, South Africa: The late King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu, will be honoured with a Special Official Funeral Category one, which means the funeral will have military ceremonial elements.
 
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy on the 29th of November 2019, when the amaXhosa King will be laid to rest.
 
This was announced by the Presidency on Thursday.
 
The National Flag will fly at half-mast throughout the country from Monday until the evening of Friday.
 
The late King Sigcawu became King of amaXhosa in 2006 and led his people until his passing on November 14, 2019.
 
He was also the first King in South Africa to be crowned in 2015 after the democratic recognition of traditional leadership.
 
“President Ramaphosa has paid tribute to Kumkani Zwelonke as an outstanding leader who had served his people with selfless dedication,” the statement read.