List of Xhosa people

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Notable Xhosa[edit]


  • King Zwelonke Sigcau - is the 12th and current paramount chief of the Gcaleka sub-group of the Xhosa nation from 1 January 2006. King Zwelonke was born as Mpendulo Sigcawu to Xolilizwe Mzikayise Sigcawu and Queen Nozamile. He is also King of all AmaXhosa, his Royal Kraal is at Nqadu Great Place in Willowvale, ku Gatyana, Eastern Cape.
  • King Maxhob'ayakhawuleza Sandile - King of the Rharhabe sub-group of the Xhosa nation from 10 October 1991 until he passed away on the 11 July 2011 (aged 55)
  • King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo Ahh! Zwelibanzi - King of the abaThembu, that speaks isiXhosa as a language, but not Xhosa.
  • King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau - King of Eastern Mpondoland in Lusikisiki. The previous King was King Mpondombini Sigcau. Following the rulings of the CTLDC in July 2010, the Zuma administration officially removed the then-king Mpondombini Thandizulu Sigcau, and replaced him with Zanozuko Sigcau, identified as the rightful king by the Commission. Mpondombini, who had been ruling since 1 December 1978, was among several traditional leaders to denounce the Commission's findings, and has since taken the government to court in an attempt to reverse the ruling and regain his throne. The hearings began in August 2010. Zanozuko, the king recognised by the government, has yet to be crowned.
  • King Madzikane II Diko, Ahh! Thandisizwe - King of amaBhaca. He is based at Lundzini Royal Kraal in Ncunteni, Mount Frere


Main article: List of Xhosa Chiefs



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