Who takes the throne? Xhosa royals to clear the heir

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Who takes the throne? Xhosa royals to clear the heir

The royal family is still deliberating on who should rule the nation

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The amaXhosa royal family is expected to announce its new king within the next two weeks once all consultations have been done, says amaRharhabe spokesperson Prince Zolile Burns-Ncamashe.

Xhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu died at the age of 51 at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, on November 14.

Members of the royal family are still in discussions as to who will succeed Sigcawu, who has ruled the Xhosa nation for the past 13 years...

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