If you’ve not watched Shaka iLembe yet, ubuwenzani ngempela? Are you waiting for episodes to pile up so you can binge watch? Since the show has reached the halfway mark, now is the perfect time.
Nakhu okumele ukwazi for your binge fest.
Where to watch
You can stream the first seven episodes on DStv here.
Who you'll see
Umdlalo uShaka iLembe ugcwele osaziwayo. UNomzamo Mbatha noSenzo Radebe balingisa abazali bakaShaka, uNandi noSenzangakhona. Fans were stanning this couple until … well, bukela khona uzozibonela. The other couple fans love is Godongwana and Baleka, played by Thembinkosi Mthembu and Hope Mbhele.
One of the most intriguing storylines is definitely that of the Ndwandwes, whose story pivots around Queen Ntombazi (played by Khabonina Qubeka) and her sons Zwide (Wiseman Mncube) and Goloza (Calvin Ratladi). You’ll also find other acting greats making appearances including Hamilton Dhlamini and Sthandiwe Kgoroge.
Dawn Thandeka King’s presence is felt throughout the show – not only is she a Zulu princess and udadewabo kaSenzangakhona, but she also narrates the epic story. Akupheleli lapho… but we don’t want to give away the whole cast list … just know that there are many talented and familiar faces that will make you shout with joy when you spot them.
What to wear
The show’s stars dazzled on the premiere red carpet when the show launched. Take a look below and prepare to be stunned.
But since you’ll be snuggling up on the couch (and trying to stay warm), ungagqoka noma yini oyifunayo.
Why should you be watching?
Like we even need to ask! But since we did … kunezizathu eziningi. The show is crammed with hope, romance, action, thrills, kanye nothando lwayo yonke inhlobo, from the gazing-adoringly-into-each other’s-eyes kind to the indomitable love of a mother for her children, displayed powerfully by Nandi and Ntombazi.
Tune in every Sunday at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) for new episodes or stream live from the DStv App via web or mobile.
Repeats air Fridays at 21:30 on Mzansi Magic.
For more info on the series, produced by the acclaimed Bomb Productions, visit the show page here. Shaka iLembe is headline sponsored by Telkom. Associate sponsors are Grant’s Whisky and LottoStar, while tactical sponsors are Santam and Toyota SA.