On behalf of the Muslim community of Cape Town I would like to submit our felicitations on the crowning of AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu.

The crowning of the King is an important matter to the Xhosa majority people of our nation. It is sad that our local newspapers do not spend more time clarifying to the public the vital role that these dignitaries play within the South African context.

This lack of info and the fact that millions of Rands are spent on several royal households creates the impression that taxpayer’s money is wasted on a cultural practice that is in reality an anachronism.

Perhaps by elucidating the material and cultural values attached to the royal households other communities can have a greater appreciation of our diverse cultural dynamics.

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress