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Nandi is a gone girl – Shaka iLembe

18 July 2023
Nandi is back in Senzangakhona's arms, and viewers have a mouthful to say.
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Warning: episode 5 spoilers ahead.

With Goloza almost losing his life at the hands of his brother, Zwide, Queen Ntombazi’s secret uncovered, and Godongwana and Baleka cheating death, episode five of Shaka iLembe took viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions. They cried, laughed, shivered, and rejoiced. But they also felt let down by the princess of eLangeni for again falling for Senzangakhona, especially after what he did to her.

For those who could use a memory jog, the great Zulu previously denied getting Nandi pregnant, leaving her humiliated. Viewers didn't take this lying down and took to social media to make their disappointment known.

In episode 4, Nandi gave birth to Shaka, and in episode 5 uShaka, ingwe, indlondlo meets his father, Senzangakhona, who now acknowledges him as his son. Beaming, Senzangakhona tells Nandi that she needs to forget about what happened between them in the past and let bygones be bygones, and the two fall into each other's arms.

Viewers were not thrilled that Nandi forgave Senzangakhona so easily. In short, they felt betrayed.

Here's what some of them had to say.

Now that they've made up (or should we say made out?), we can't wait to see what else is in store for the love birds.

If you missed the latest episode, watch the repeat on Friday, 21 July, at 21:30.

Make sure you 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.

For more info on the series, produced by the acclaimed Bomb Productions, visit the show page here or follow #ShakaiLembeMzansi on social media. Shaka iLembe is headline sponsored by Telkom. Associate sponsors are Grant’s Whisky and LottoStar, while tactical sponsors are Santam and Toyota SA.