Nevertheless, he states that if the bird were to offer the leopard the ability to fly, he would be foolish not to take it. Interweaving historic fact with cultural practices, rituals, and mythologies, Shaka is revealed to be one of the greatest mod more. Nandi falls ill and Shaka begs Dr. Air Date : 7th-Nov-1986 Shaka has grown into a fine young man. Fynn traces the history of Shaka and the Ndwandwe king Zwide Khukekani Magubane after Shaka orders the Britons to help fight Zwide, who was responsible for the death of Dingiswayo Simon Sabela. Air Date : 5th-Dec-1986 After burying the dead, Farewell asks for help in building a boat to return to Cape Town.
Nandi and Shaka flee and return to her people, but find themselves the object of scorn, so they flee once again. His reign as a king is short-lived only for 12 years from 1816 to 1828 when he was assassinated by his brothers. Farewell returns to Zululand and meets with Shaka, who abandons his reign of terror. The Rise of Shaka Zulu Upon arrival, the British tried to weaken the legend as he appeared to them as a threat to their conquest. This small collection of mostly western civilians does manage to oppose an army of 20,000 enemy soldiers with a few rifles and a cannon, and Shaka becomes convinced that they possess the secret to immortality actually hair dye that makes him appear younger and more medical knowledge to nurse him back to health after an attempted assassination.
The series is a creation based on the ancient story of people who was famous for his ability to unite the Zulu against the colonial reign of the British administration. The series development was also facilitated by the availability of the writings of the British traders who were believed to have had a direct contact with the leader and is made up of ten episodes based on a corresponding novel of the same storyline. That said, due to the lack of writings by the Zulu at the time, artistic license is to be expected. His callused soles certainly justify his point of view. The Nationalism of the Zulus This is depicted in the scene where Shaka wears the royal garments and addresses gathered masses who were his subjects. This is a grim version of this trope, with bodies out in the open being pecked by scavengers, and in many other ways an overall foreboding motif. In spite of multiple opportunities where they could have rushed the British and slaughtered them while they were reloading, the Ndwandwe kept backing off and allowing the British to kill several times their number.
This enabled him to conquer all the small groups and unite them into one kingdom. . Traditional but upbeat South African music plays in the background. Season 1, Episode 2 Season 1, Episode 2 Part 2. They are shown running barefoot through all sorts of terrain, carrying large roads, forging weapons to perfection, and learning new formations and patterns. Even before he was born it had been foreseen how he would be born, how he would be banished from his locality of origin and be exiled, but later on rise to power and contribute enormously in rebuilding the Zulu Kingdom.
Shaka is severely wounded during an assassination attempt and Dr. Shaka Henry Cele instills a tough training regimen to prepare the Mtwetwas for a battle with the Zulus, which precedes the death of Senzangakona and Shaka's ascension to the Zulu throne. The last episode lets a poignant scene roll during much of the credits, but then freezes as well. Production of the series was done by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Christianity, on the other hand, tries to discredit the traditional religion as a system of dark forces full of barbaric acts which became a major source of conflict between the two divides. His struggles, involvements in battles with Europeans and his skillfulness in getting through all that had been prophesied.
It covers the circumstances surrounding Shaka's birth, his childhood, and his rise to prominence, though most attention is given to the five year span from when traders began living with the Zulus to Shaka's downfall and death. The scenes do not fully portray the white rituals such as public hangings, marriages, entertainment and funerals despite being produced by British characters. Henry Cele stars as the titular King of the Zulu. On returning to Cape Town, Farewell and a Zulu delegation are despised by Lord Somerset. Naturally, he never planned to return said power, though it was made moot by Dingiswayo's assassination.
Since the kill was in no way depicted on-screen, garnering only a mention, it's up to the viewer to decide if it truly went full circle. Before, warfare was more dictated by an honor code and involved throwing spears back and forth until one side submitted. Presumably, this is done to put the viewer in the shoes of the traders, soldiers, and diplomats. Season 1, Episode 8 Season 1, Episode 8 Part 8. She is strangled by someone presumably by a man loyal to King but is subsequently rescued by Setayi and her hyenas. This is finally confirmed in Episode 9, where Shaka allows two Brits to leave with a group of Zulu to open up a dialogue, with the other 15 or so remaining as hostages. Francis gets a special mention for wittily dressing down Lord Charles for his unwillingness to speak with the Zulus, as well as for not recognizing his intellectual authority on the natives given his multi year captivity.
His life through tough childhood, rise and causes of his fall from the throne also portrayed. The series is loosely based on the actual writings of traders who lived with the Zulus for a period, as well as the Zulus' own verbal traditions. Shaka Henry Cele agrees to help build a boat to carry Farewell and a Zulu delegation to Cape Town, where they are imprisoned by Somerset Trevor Howard ; Shaka is furious that Pampata has borne him a son. Air Date : 12th-Dec-1986 A long ago foretold prophecy comes to pass when a proposal to negotiate a peaceful alliance between the Zulu Empire and Great Britain fails. Although he is given a very ; he's still an utterly ruthless, megalomaniac warlord whose brutal actions cause lots of endless misery, both for himself and everyone around him.
This served as a major factor toward Shaka signing a lopsided contract for land, ivory, and mining rights. Air Date : 26th-Nov-1986 Farewell and his men establish Port Natal on the coast. Shaka returns, but disrupts a ceremony and is forced to flee for his life. Vegte Alex Heyns arrives at Shaka's capital and meets the king. He piked them from the rear, while still alive, stood them up and left them to hang as a warning.
Air Date : 21st-Nov-1986 In 1823, warriors from the Zulu Empire, headed by Shaka, a brilliant but ruthless military strategist, begin to encroach on the outskirts of the British colony of Cape Town, in South Africa. Victoria, wisely, reserves herself until Cetshwayo diplomatically makes , and subsequently excuses them before having a one-on-one with the King. Season 1, Episode 5 November 14, 1986 Season 1, Episode 5 November 14, 1986 Part 5. Upon his maturity, he is seen as a military leader who took the initiative of training young men on tactics and strategies of warfare. When Shaka had his own unwanted son, due to a twisted notion that the Whites had made him immortal, he had the baby killed.