Botha Sigcau

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Paramount Chief Botha Sigcau was a chief in Eastern Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa (1939–1976) and later President of Transkei from 1976-1978. A graduate of University of Fort Hare, Sigcau was the first President of Transkei. He was a member of the Transkei National Independence Party. Sigcau was an early supporter of the Bantu Authorities in Transkei and was rewarded by the South African government when he was appointed as chairman of the Transkei Territorial Authority, the parliament before independence.


Sigcau's daughter, Stella Sigcau, was the leader of the TNIP and the first female Prime Minister of Transkei in 1987.


  • Southall, Roger "South Africa's Transkei: The Political Economy of an Independent Bantustan" Monthly Review Press, 1983