Freedom Park mourns the loss of King Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu. AmaXhosa King, Mpendulo Calvin Zwelonke Sigcawu, passed away recently after being admitted to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.
He was not just a King for himself, he was a king for his people who was always out there articulating the interests of his people, a man with a very solid contribution on all matters of his province. King Sigcawu “was one of the kings who were vocal in terms of cultural-related issues”. He was one of the anchors of the Xhosa culture and the preservation of Xhosa culture.
The chairperson of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Healers, Prince Ntsindiso Mdunyelwa, said the passing of the King is a “great loss to the nation generally, and in particular to the Xhosa kingdom.
Freedom Park pays tribute to this “son of the soil” and expresses its deep condolences to his family.