'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ star Ntando Zondi as young Shaka. Images via Twitter

‘Shaka Ilembe’ star Ntando Zondi grateful for young Shaka role

Rising star Ntando Zondi, who plays young Shaka in Mzansi Magic’s ‘Shaka Ilembe’ says it’s an honour to be part of the show.

'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ star Ntando Zondi as young Shaka. Images via Twitter

Talented actor Ntando Zondi, who portrays the character of young Shaka tells Sunday World says Shaka Ilembe show is a life changing experience for him.

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The 15-year-old actor Ntando Zondi, who is currently in grade 8 also tells the publication that he can’t believe he’s part of the series Shaka Ilembe.

“Being part of this production is an honour and very special to me and my family. I cannot believe that I am part of a series that is so epic and telling an important story.

 “I am so grateful for the opportunity and taking on the big role of young Shaka Zulu who grows to become a formidable King in the future. For me, this is a life-changing experience.”

The young actor also tells the publication that he was also awarded certificates in drama, Arts and Culture, and Academics in his final year of primary school.

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DStv reports that the high school learner and actor Ntando Zondi was selected to play young Shaka out of hundreds of young actors and has no formal training in acting before joining Shaka Ilembe.

The Bomb Production casting team reveals that they were looking for a young teen, who had talent and looked similar to actor Lemogang Tsipa, who plays the adult Shaka.

@Queen_Enny19: “What a talented young man. He is killing his role as little Shaka.”

@GeorgeBeatsSA: “He’s only 15 years old, but he’s already showing a lot of talent. I love this for him.”

@sirbongz_za: “He’s still young and I hope he grows, become big and untouchable in this industry. Already he’s getting support from the likes of Nomzamo Mbatha when doing the shoot for #ShakaiLembeMzansi, may he get all the support he needs.”

@AppleMokoena: “No formal acting training and already his first role is such a beautiful production? I know a lucky person when I see one! Truly made of the role. I can’t wait to see what he does with this.”

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