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Shaka iLembe season 1 broke all DSTV viewership numbers of all time with just 12 episodes. Mzansi was glued to their screens every Sunday for 12 weeks and the conversation about the Zulu series on social media trending almost every day as expected, season 2 is on the way!

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Shaka iLembe Season 1 Overview

The world-class MultiChoice and Bomb Productions film follows the true story of the legendary African King, Shaka Zulu. Season 1 with its 12 episodes focused on the events that took place leading to Shaka’s birth, childhood, and the beginning of his reign.

Multiple episodes of season 1 peaked at number one on all DSTV African countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and others with its first episode attracting over 3.6 million viewers.

Just like any other series, some characters become fan favorites as the story unfolds and Shaka iLembe had several fan favorites namely Queen Nandi played by Nomzamo Mbatha, Dingiswayo played by Thembinkosi Mthembu, Shaka played by Lemogang Tsipa, and many more.

READ: Shaka iLembe Season 1 Episodes, Cast & Characters Full List

Shaka iLembe on PROFILED

At the beginning of season 1, we covered Shaka iLembe on PROFILED where we touched on the story behind the series. You can watch the exclusive and special coverage on our YouTube channel below.

Here are the few cast or characters we featured in the series’ special PROFILED video above. Click on any of the characters listed below that you would like to know more about.


Wiseman Mncube (Zwide)
Hope Mbhele (Baleka)
Thembinkosi Mthembu (Dingiswayo)
Nomzamo Mbatha (Queen Nandi)
Lemogang Tsipa (Shaka)

Interesting Facts About Season 1

Season 1 of Shaka iLembe was shot over a period of 138 days. Set designs were done 8 months before the shoot and the sets were bult over a period of 7 months. The season had 5 directors and computer-generated imagery (CGI) was used for some scenes. In terms of the cast, 250 actors and actresses were credited and there were 8000 extras.

What To Expect On Season 2

According to a press statement published by MultiChoice, season 1 of Shaka iLembe focused on the origins of the legendary African King Shaka Zulu, building up to his victorious return to take the Zulu throne. Season 2 will pick up the story from the beginning of his long prophesied reign, writing himself into the history books.

READ: Shaka iLembe Story: Series, Cast, History & Success (PROFILED)

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