'Shaka Ilembe' season two

‘Shaka Ilembe’ producer and actress Nomzamo Mbatha. Images via Twitter @Joy_Zelda

MultiChoice confirms ‘Shaka Ilembe’ season two

MultiChoice has confirmed that Mzansi Magic’s hit series ‘Shaka Ilembe’ has been commissioned for a second season.

'Shaka Ilembe' season two

‘Shaka Ilembe’ producer and actress Nomzamo Mbatha. Images via Twitter @Joy_Zelda

South Africans took to social media on Monday, 4 September to celebrate MultiChoice’s decision to renew the popular hit series.

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MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso confirmed on Monday, 4 September that Shaka Ilembe has been renewed for a second season.

“MultiChoice is really committed to telling the Shaka iLembe story, and this season 2 announcement confirms our intentions to honour the iconic figure of King Shaka with a continuation of his story on air.”
“The fact that viewers across South Africa, and indeed the continent, have been so passionately supportive of the show, tuning in to watch weekly, sharing their commentary online and really engaging with this layered story of the Nguni Kingdoms, has been fantastic. We are now looking forward to bringing season 2 to life,” said Philiso in a statement.

BRCSA July 2023 figures revealed that the Mzansi Magic’s which has won the hearts of South Africans is the most-watched TV show on DStv with 828 000 viewers.

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The channel also reveals that season two of Shaka Ilembe will pick up the story as he begins his long prophesised reign, writing himself into history.
The show introduced viewers to the Zulu, Mthethwa, Qwabe, Ndwandwe, Elangeni and Hlubi, with characters from the vast storyline quickly becoming household names.

Actor Senzo Radebe’s most-hated character Senzangakhona got killed in the final episode of season one, while his son Shaka (Lemogang Tsipa) was announced king of the Zulu tribe on Sunday, 3 September.

Other storylines which intrigued audiences included Dingiswayo’s son betraying him by sharing his secrets with long-time rival King Zwide (Wiseman Mncube).

Viewers also predict that Dingiswayo poisoned Senzangakhona, who got sick after visiting his tribe.

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