On Mzansi Magic on Sundays at 20:00, this is the story of the making of a great African king. The two key actors playing Shaka are the incredibly talented Lemogang Tsipa (adult king) and newcomer Ntando Zondi (young Shaka). Nomzamo Mbatha plays Queen Nandi the revered mother of Shaka, with Thembinkosi Mthembu starring as King Dingiswayo and Wiseman Mncube in the role of King Zwide.
Shaka iLembe is solid, imaginative storytelling with a commendable cast.
"A lot of his [Shaka's] legacy speaks for itself to how great he was,” says Lemogang Tsipa, adult Shaka.