‘Shaka ilembe’ launches in June


A drama series known as Shaka ilembe will launch on DStv on June 18 2023.

A press statement from MultiChoice says DStv customers can look forward to the prime-time drama series which represents the best of African storytelling.

MultiChoice General Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Nomsa Philiso said the drama series was created for a local market but it is also, most certainly, a global television property.


“This is an epic series, told on an epic scale and it is destined to keep audiences tuned in with strong plotlines, stunning visuals, an evocative soundtrack, and a range of powerhouse performances,” Philiso said.

She said they were excited for their audiences to see Shaka ilembe, and embrace this world of kings, queens, prophets, warriors, strategists, and lovers.

Philiso said the cast and crew have done an outstanding job in telling this majestic, larger than life story.


“It is a polished and compelling drama series filled with conflict, action, romance, betrayal, sacrifice, struggle, triumph, and loss,” she said.

Featuring a stellar cast, Shaka ilembe brings together the talents of Nomzamo Mbatha (who played Mirembe in the 2021 film Coming to America 2), Lemogang Tsipa (who stars in the title role), Thembinkosi Mthembu (who played Mabutho in The River), Wiseman Mncube (from The Wife), Mondli Makhoba (from The Wife), Sthandiwe Kgoroge and Ntando Zondi.

Starring alongside them will be Abdul Khoza (from The Wife), living legends Don Mlangeni and Vusi Kunene.

This is one of the biggest productions fully funded by MultiChoice Group as part of their expansive local content slate.

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