Media release

Government to host a memorial service for late King Zwelonke Sigcawu: 27 Nov

26 November 2019

26 November 2019 

On Wednesday, 27 November, government will host a memorial service for the late King Zwelonke Sigcawu. Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event as follows:

Date:  Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Time:   14h00
Venue:  East London Abbotsford Christian Centre in Eastern Cape. 

The service is open to members of the public to attend and there is no accreditation required for members of the media.

King Sigcawu passed on in the morning of Thursday, 14 November 2019.  He will be buried on Friday, 29 November 2019 during a funeral service scheduled to take place at Nqadu Great Place in Willowvale, Eastern Cape.   

President Ramaphosa has declared that the King will be honored with a Special Official Funeral Category 1 with military honours in line with government’s State, Official and Provincial Funeral Policy.

The President further directed that the national flag shall fly at half-mast at every flag station in the country until the King is laid to rest.


Mamnkeli Ngam
Cell: 071 685 7981

Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 5010 139

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