Shaka iLembe cast

Bomb Productions created the series for MultiChoice.

Shaka Ilembe is a local drama series that takes viewers down history lane. The show set to air in 2023 casts prominent actors and actresses.

It tells the story of the infamous Zulu king, Sgidi kaSenzangakhona. He is commonly known as King Shaka.


Shaka Ilembe is the story of the making of the iconic African king, African king Sgidi kaSenzangakhona, from his childhood through to adulthood.

The drama, set in 1700, has undergone a six-year production. The producers consulted historians, academics, and family descendants. 

They consulted notable personalities like the late King Goodwill Zwelithini and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.


Executive producer

  • Nomzamo Mbatha

Directors Assistant

  • Katlego Makhudu

Third assistant director

  • T.C. Setlogelo

Second assistant director

  • Candice Smith

Fight choreographer

  • Kabelo Bouga Chalatsane

Fight coordinator 

  • Kabelo Bouga Chalatsane

Stunt coordinator

  • Kabelo Bouga Chalatsane

Assistant stunt coordinator

  • Tuks Tad Lungu

Full Cast

Ntando Duma as Bhibhi kaSompisi Ntuli
Wiseman Mncube as King Zwide
Thembinkosi Mthembu as King Dingiswayo
Ntando Zondi as Shaka (young king)
Lemogang Tsipa as Shaka
Nomzamo Mbatha as Queen Nandi

Actors and Their Age

Nomzamo Mbatha as Queen Nandi

Nomzamo Mbatha is a 32-year-old actress and TV personality. She is best known for playing Thandeka in Isibaya. She is also a business personality, accountant, and human rights activist. She played the starring role in Coming 2 America.

Lemogang Tsipa as Shaka

Tsipa is a 31-year-old actor and comedian. He made his film debut in the 2013 production Felix. 

His local television debut was in 2012 in Forced love. Ever since, he has appeared in many more like Isithembiso, eKasi, and The Road.

Thembinkosi Mthembu as King Dingiswayo

Thembinkosi Brian Mthembu is a 28-year-old actor best known for his roles in many productions. He appeared in The River, The Gamechangers, and Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu.

Wiseman Mncube as King Zwide

Wiseman is a 32-year-old actor, playwright, singer, and director. He plays Sbonelo on Uzalo and has appeared in other TV serials like Gold Diggers and eHostela.

Ntando Duma as Bhibhi kaSompisi Ntuli

Duma is a 27-year-old actress and television personality. She presented the’s youth programming block Craz-E. The actress is also known for playing Zinzi Dandala on’s soap opera Rhythm City.

Release Date

Striking a balance between historical authenticity is very important to the plot. Shaka Ilembe is scheduled for release in 2023.