COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha has learnt with shock and deep sadness the passing of His Majesty King Zanozuko Sigcau of Mpondo Kingdom.

King Sigcau departed after a short illness in the later hours of yesterday (31 May 2022).

King Zanozuko Sigcau was a humble servant of the people. He served his people with great humility and diligence.

COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Mpondo Kingdom and the entire Royal family.

MEC Nqatha said: “On behalf of the Provincial Government, we extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the royal family, relatives and the entire Mpondo Kingdom,”.

“I equally feel a personal loss as myself and his majesty became very close over the period, able to talk about anything. He was deeply committed to unite the Mpondo Nation and the only fitting tribute we can give to the King is to support all efforts for a unified nation,” he added.

Issued by Cogta EC. For more information, please contact Makhaya Komisa at 066 3818259 or Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981