AmaXhosa king dies aged 51

File: AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu has died.

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JOHANNESBURG - AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu has died.

The 51-year-old king died on Thursday morning in Mthatha.

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Sigcawu was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening.

He had been king since January 2006.

King Zwelonke Sigcawu was coronated in 2015 at Nqadu Great Place, the occasion marked the first coronation of a king in the AmaXhosa nation in 50-years.

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eNCA