'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ actors Luyanda Zwane as Vundlazi and Lemogang Tsipa as older Shaka. Images via Instagram @bomb-productions and Twitter

‘Where’s season two?’ ‘Shaka Ilembe’ fans bummed as series ends

‘Shaka Ilembe’ viewers are devastated the hit Mzansi Magic series will come to an end this Sunday, 3 September.

'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ actors Luyanda Zwane as Vundlazi and Lemogang Tsipa as older Shaka. Images via Instagram @bomb-productions and Twitter

Fans of DStv’s most-watched drama series Shaka Ilembe are hoping for a second season as the show will draw to an end in a week’s time.

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The Bomb Productions popular series, Shaka Ilembe which aired its 11th episode on Sunday, 27 August will conclude on Sunday, 3 September after 12 episodes.

The series, which explores the roots of the King Shaka played by Lemogang Tsipa also stars Nomzamo Mbatha who plays his mother Queen Nandi, Thembinkosi Mthembu who plays Shaka’s mentor King Dingiswayo and more stars.  

South Africans were transport back to the late 1700s as the show told the story of Shaka’s relationship with his father King Senzangakhona kaJama (played by Senzo Radebe), his warriors, his mother and more.

Nomsa Philiso, the CEO of general entertainment at MultiChoice revealed in a statement to TimesLIVE: “Shaka is not an island. He came from somewhere and there’s a lot of piecing that together to say what community did he come from? How was he conceived? We’re taking our viewers from the beginning because we think that’s the correct way to capture history.”

The production team reveals it took six years in the making and they consulted historians, cultural leaders, elders such as the late Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and reigning King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

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Shaka Ilembe fans took to social media on Sunday, 27 August to plead for another season and revealed they will have nothing else to watch on Sunday evening.

The latest episode showed Shaka being rejected by Vundlazi (played by Luyanda Zwane) who was caught making out with Dingiswayo’s son.

The episode also explored a darker side of Shaka who killed Makhedama (Chris Radebe) and Zwide’s (Wiseman Mncube) warriors after winning the war.

Fans of the hit series were moved by Shaka’s speech when he praised his mother Nandi, who stood by him when his father kicked him out of their kingdom.

Shaka also acknowledges that he wouldn’t be where he was if Nandi hadn’t defended him and raised him to be a strong warrior he is today.

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