16 June 2023 - Shaka iLembe: a new TV series about the 19th century Zulu king
Everything you need to know about Mzansi Magic's epic historical drama Shaka iLembe
Keitumetse Maako (News 24, 22/06/23)
There is just under a month until Mzansi Magic's (DStv 161) epic historical drama Shaka iLembe premieres. As the big day draws closer, Mzansi Magic shared an all-you-need-to-know guide for viewers as they continue the countdown.
Historians threaten to block screening of ‘Shaka-ILembe’
Three KwaZulu-Natal-based families – the Mhlongos, Mthethwas and Mbathas – are threatening to block the release of the highly anticipated drama series Shaka iLembe.
Nomzamo Mbatha chats about her role on 'Shaka iLembe' and directing the series
Joy Mphande (TimesLive, 16/06/22)
Nomzamo Mbatha has stepped into a different phase in her career where she is not just the leading lady of a show but also an executive director and she is killing it.
Shaka Zulu is back in pop culture – how the famous king has been portrayed over the decades
Dan Whylie (The Conversation, 13/06/23)
Shaka Zulu is one of the most famous figures in South African history, even though not much is actually known about him. The subject of a hit 1980s TV show and of many books, Shaka is reframed by each generation.
Govt encourages production of movies that showcase culture
Martha Chikoti (Malawi 24, 15/06/23)
Government has encouraged filmmakers to produce movies that showcase culture saying it is one way of preserving culture for future generations. The statement was made on Wednesday at the screening of the first episode of Shaka Ilembe movie at BICC in Lilongwe.