Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu (1986)

A true story

  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, War & Politics
  • Creator: William C. Faure
  • First Air Date: 1986-10-24
  • Last Air Date: 1986-12-19
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 10
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 55 min.
  • Production Company: Harmony Gold
  • Production Country: Germany, South Africa, United States of America
  • Networks: SABC 1
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South Africa, 1823. The Zulu Empire, headed by King Shaka, a brilliant but ruthless military strategist, begin to encroach on the British colony of Cape Town. A volunteer cadre of explorers, mercenaries and professional soldiers are sent to Zululand to try to make contact with Shaka and assess the real threat of his army.

  • Keywords: politics, africa, south africa, british empire, rise and fall, miniseries, racism, colonialism, cape town, south africa, palace intrigue, 19th century, mother son relationship, zulu empire, exploration of africa, african history
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    Shaka Zulu Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1986-10-24
    10 Episodes

    Shaka Zulu Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Part 155 min
    Season 1Episode 2Part 255 min
    Season 1Episode 3Part 355 min
    Season 1Episode 4Part 455 min
    Season 1Episode 5Part 555 min
    Season 1Episode 6Part 655 min
    Season 1Episode 7Part 755 min
    Season 1Episode 8Part 855 min
    Season 1Episode 9Part 955 min
    Season 1Episode 10Part 1055 min
    • Henry Cele

      as Shaka
    • Dudu Mkhize

      as Nandi
    • Edward Fox

      as Lt. Francis Farewell
    • Robert Powell

      as Dr. Henry Fynn
    • Trevor Howard

      as Lord Charles Somerset
    • Fiona Fullerton

      as Elizabeth Farewell
    • Christopher Lee

      as Lord Bathurst
    • Roy Dotrice

      as George IV
    • Gordon Jackson

      as Prof. Bramston
    • Kenneth Griffith

      as Zacharias Abrahams
    • Conrad Magwaza

      as Senzagakona
    • Patrick Ndlovu

      as Mudli
    • Roland Mqwebu

      as Ngomane
    • Gugu Nxumalo

      as Mkabayi
    • Tu Nokwe

      as Pampata
    • Khumbulani Cele

      as Shaka (6-11)
    • Glen Gabela

      as Shaka (15-19)
    • Daphne Hlomuka

      as Queen Ntombazi
    Art Hans Nel Production Design
    Sound David Pollecutt Original Music Composer
    Editing Steve Sandrock Editor
    Editing Anthony Shaw Editor
    Editing Ettie M. Feldman Editor
    Camera Alec Mills Director of Photography
    Production Frank Agrama Associate Producer
    Production Leon Rautenbach Executive Producer
    Production Ed Harper Producer
    Production Joshua Sinclair Associate Producer
    Sound Alan Gerhardt Sound Engineer
    Sound Bill Asher Sound Editor
    Sound Brian Frost Sound Editor
    Sound Roger Harrison Sound Editor
    Sound Derek Ward Sound Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Derrick Bosch Makeup Designer