“This is not a colonial telling of a great African empire, this story will finally be told from our perspective.”
In a bid to provide a story as authentic as possible, historians, traditional leaders, oral custodians and royal advisors are part of the team putting the show together.
Mpumulelo Grootboom, Catherine Stewart, Nhlanhla Mtaka,, Hlonipa Mokoena, Benedict Carton, Thishiwe Ziqubu Jacob Ntshangase are some of the well-known playwrights who lent their pens to the narrative.
“We are at a pivotal time in history, a time where South Africa is reclaiming its own story, where history has been re-examined – what we once were told (or believed) is being shattered - not with new truths, but truths that were suppressed. To tell the story of Shaka is a huge honor, and a huge responsibility,” Jacob Ntshangase said in a statement.