Shaka Zulu - Netflix

This 10-part 10 hour docu-drama depicts the life of Zulu warrior Shaka, an early 19th century soldier and King who through brilliant but ruthless tactics, united the smaller neighboring kingdoms in his Southeast African region, into a single Zulu nation. Interweaving historic fact with cultural practices, rituals, and mythologies, Shaka is revealed to be one of the greatest modern military figures on the African continent

Shaka Zulu - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 55 minutes

Premier: 1986-10-24

Shaka Zulu - Shaka Zulu (TV series) - Netflix

Shaka Zulu is a 1986 South African television series directed by William C. Faure and written by Joshua Sinclair for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), based on Sinclair's novel of the same name (1985). It is based on the story of the king of the Zulu, Shaka (reigned 1816 to 1828), and the writings of the British traders with whom he interacted. It aired in U.S. syndication. Harmony Gold USA partly funded and distributed Shaka Zulu in spite of the economic sanctions at the time. The series consists of 10 episodes of approximately 50 minutes each in duration.

Shaka Zulu - Cast - Netflix

Henry Cele – Shaka Edward Fox – Lt. Francis Farewell Robert Powell – Dr. Henry Fynn/Narrator Trevor Howard – Lord Charles Henry Somerset Fiona Fullerton – Elizabeth Farewell Christopher Lee – Lord Bathurst Dudu Mkhize – Nandi Roy Dotrice – King George IV Gordon Jackson – Prof. Bramston Kenneth Griffith – Zacharias Abrahams Conrad Magwaza – Senzagakona Patrick Ndlovu – Mudli Roland Mqwebu – Ngomane Gugu Nxumalo – Mkabayi Tu Nokwe – Pampata Washington Sixolo – Bhebhe Daphney Hlomuka – Queen Ntombazi Simon Sabela – Dingiswayo. Sabela also organised the dance routines in the original 1964 Zulu film, and played Cetshwayo in Zulu Dawn in 1979.

Shaka Zulu - References - Netflix