By Mbulelo Sisulu
The amaXhosa kingdom is under a dark cloud following the death of the acting king of AmaXhosa, Nkosi Dumehleli Maphasa.
He was appointed acting king after AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu passed on last year.
COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha has described the death of the caretaker king of amaXhosa Great Place in Nqadu, Nkosi Dumehleli Maphasa, as a blow to the nation.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives and the Xhosa nation. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said MEC Nqatha.
The family notified the MEC Nqatha about the sad news of the passing away of their father yesterday.
“Nkosi Maphasa was a great man whose leadership acumen was shown during the death of Kumkani Mpendulo Sigcawu. We salute him for holding the fort and leaving behind a foundation for the rightful heir to ascend to the throne,” said MEC Nqatha.