Mzansi shows Nomzamo Mbatha love after ‘Shaka iLembe’ premiered

Written by on 21 June, 2023

South Africans on Twitter are salivating over award-winning actress, Nomzamo Mbatha after her appearance on Shaka iLembe last Sunday.

Shaka iLembe premiered last Sunday at 8 pm on Mzansi Magic. It is a historical drama series that explores the story of the making of the iconic African king, Shaka Zulu, from his childhood through to adulthood, during the 1700s.

It features a star-studded cast of actors such as Nomzamo Mbatha, Lemogang Tsipa, Thembinkosi Mthembu, Abdul Khoza, Mondli Makhoba, Dawn Thandeka King and more.

The series is created by Angus Gibson, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom and Desireé Markgraaff and produced by Bomb Film, Multichoice Studios and The Bomb Shelter Film Company.

The show reportedly took six years to research, consult and plan, according to one crew member. Shaka iLembe has 900 crew members, 250 actors, thousands of extras, 2 000+ costumes, 420 hairstyles, 8 000 strings of beads, and it took nine months to build the Johannesburg set.

Set designers also used over 50km of reed grass and hand-plaited the old-fashioned way into rope. When Shaka iLembe premiered last night, viewers were amused by how the show depicted the traditional Zulu culture.

The women on the show are bare-chested, a rarity on South African television. On South African shows like The Wife and Adulting, women’s bare chests only show during s*x scenes.

However, this time, the women had no tops even as they went about their business.

Internationally acclaimed actress Nomzamo Mbatha thrilled fans online with her appearance, and she has been trending, with men drooling intensely over her.

MCBoikanyoZA wrote: “Best series premiere ever. Salute to the great Nomzamo Mbatha, the cast and team behind the scenes pulling off this show, Bayete.”


Jackie Phamotse wrote: “Nomzamo is an artist. Her body forms part of her art. This is what most actors do. Sexualising her is demeaning. Focus on the story. Who is she playing, the history behind the tale. Her body is off limits, it’s art.”


“Thank you, Queen, for entertaining us  We love you, Queen Nandi #ShakaiLembeMzansi ” 


“You delivered Nkosazana the entire production team was lit  ” 


“You are talented, so beautiful to watch. Zamo wethu” 


“That was EVERYTHING. What you’ve done can never be undone. Well done to everyone involved. Can’t wait! ” 


“I think I must play Saturdays and Sundays cabangani Mphathi.”


“Nomzamo MbathaGod, thank you for all you do for me #ShakaiLembeMzansi.” 


“Does she have a baby? She is tight.

Joy Zelda wrote: “We South Africans would like to Thank Nomzamo Mbatha and Khabonina for what they did for us as a country. The women with the most beautiful boobs in the world.”

ThandoIwethu wrote: “The fact that yawl are sexualising Nomzamo in a scene where her character gets sexually harassed tells you everything you need to know about South Africa.”

Halala Nomzamo!!!


Bongani Mtolo wrote: “Sexualising Nomzamo is not a compliment that’s what you guys can’t have nice things. Always inappropriate,”





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