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The Controversy Surrounding Shaka iLembe: Should The Families Have the Right To Stop It?

In response to the controversy, MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso expressed her appreciation for the support that the series has gained.

The Controversy Surrounding Shaka iLembe: Should The Families Have the Right To Stop It?-SurgeZirc SA
The Controversy Surrounding Shaka iLembe: Should The Families Have the Right To Stop It?

Recently, Isolezwe News reported that the families of tribal leaders featured in the popular show Shaka iLembe have sought legal assistance to prevent Mzansi Magic from airing Season 2.

They claim that the series misrepresents facts and they want to put a stop to it. Back in July, concerns were already raised by Queen Nandi’s family regarding the show and its portrayal of historical events.

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The first season of Shaka iLembe showcased the origin story of Shaka Zulu, and now season two will pick up the story as he begins his long, prophesized reign, writing himself into history.

In response to the controversy, MultiChoice CEO General Entertainment Nomsa Philiso expressed her appreciation for the support that the series has gained.

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She emphasized that MultiChoice is committed to telling the SHAKA ILEMBE story and that this season 2 announcement confirms their intentions to honour the iconic figure of King Shaka with a continuation of his story on air.

The fact that viewers across South Africa and the continent have been passionately supportive of the show is not to be disregarded. Week after week, they tune in to watch, share their commentary online, and truly engage with the layered story of the Nguni Kingdoms. The viewers’ dedication has been fantastic, and now everyone is eagerly looking forward to the arrival of season 2.

However, the question remains: should the families of the tribal leaders featured in the show have the right to make a claim to stop the production of season 2?

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On one hand, it can be argued that the families have a right to protect their heritage and ensure that their ancestors are portrayed accurately. If they believe that the show misrepresents historical facts, it is understandable that they would want to prevent further inaccuracies from being broadcasted. After all, their ancestors played a significant role in shaping the history of the Nguni Kingdoms, and it is important for their legacy to be respected.

On the other hand, some may argue that the families should let the production of season 2 proceed. It is a fictional show based on historical events, and artistic license is often taken to make the story more compelling and entertaining for the audience.

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While it is essential to be respectful of history, it is also important to remember that this is a work of fiction and not a documentary. The show’s creators have the right to interpret the events in a way that captivates the viewers and keeps them engaged.

Ultimately, the decision lies in the hands of the families and their legal representatives. They must weigh the importance of historical accuracy against the artistic freedom of the show’s creators. It is a delicate balance, and both perspectives have valid points. Whatever the outcome may be, it is hoped that the controversy surrounding Shaka iLembe will spark a larger conversation about the representation of historical events in popular media.

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SAhttps://new.surgezirc.co.za
Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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