The family of Shaka Zulu physically attacked Nomzamo Mbatha and crew for visiting Nandi’s Grave

Shaka Zulu’s family drove Nomzamo Mbatha and Shaka Ilembe production crew away when rocked up at Nandi’s gravesite and it got so bad that it eventually became a physical fight. The whole community intervene trying to stop them.


Inkosi Mshazi Nzuza said he is allowed by the Constitution to chase unwanted visitors at the gravesite of Shaka’s mother, Nandi. After much deliberation they allowed them to film. Any visitor in the gravesite must report to the local induna and myself as a chief. But this was not the case. They simply went straight to the gravesite and which they was against their protocol

“I was told by induna Ngelemu Mdlalose that a large group of people, including Nomzamo, had invaded Queen Nandi’s grave. Mdlalose wanted to know if I knew or had authorised their visit. But I was also shocked and disturbed because I had no knowledge of the visit,“

Shaka iLembe is a series co-created and executive produced by Teboho Mahlatsi, Yizo Yizo, also of “Angel’s Song” and “Isibaya”).

Shaka Zulu’s Family Physically Attack Nomzamo Mbatha And Crew For Visiting Nandi’s Grave