Shaka kaSezangakhona was Africa’s first imperialist. Before Shaka, there were tribes… after Shaka there was a kingdom. In this episode we trace the story of Shaka the warrior, the madman and the leader – because he was all three and more. The soil of our country is stained with the blood of his conquests, and the province of KwaZulu-Natal decorated with the glories of his achievements. You might love or hate him by the end of the episode, but you won’t be able to ignore him.