This article is associated with The Viper's Nest.
|Branch:||Tomas (by the Serum)|
|First Appears In:||The Viper's Nest|
|Last Appears In:||The Viper's Nest|
Shaka Zulu was a Tomas Founder. He wasn't born into the Cahill family, but an English Tomas (Henry Fynn) offered him to be in the family and have a sip of the Tomas serum if he guarded the Clue,Aloe. This Clue was found in The Viper's Nest. Shaka Zulu used the Buffalo Horn strategy to beat his enemies. After the Clue hunt, it is shown in The Black Book of Buried Secrets that Amy's class was studying Shaka Zulu. Shaka Zulu made his appearence in The Viper's Nest, when Tomas professor Robert Bardsley (in disguise) gives Dan a Slimgaard postcard that has suspiscious handwriting on it. On the back has a encyclopedia-looking information about Shaka Zulu, Which then they follow Shaka throughout The Viper's Nest to lead Amy and Dan to their next clue.
Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – c. 22 September 1828), also known as Shaka Zulu (Zulu: [ˈʃaːɠa]), was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom.
He is widely credited with uniting many of the Northern Nguni people, specifically the Mtetwa Paramountcy and the Ndwandwe into the Zulu Kingdom, the beginnings of a nation that held sway over the portion of southern Africa between the Phongolo and Mzimkhulu Rivers, and his statesmanship and vigour marked him as one of the greatest Zulu kings.He has been called a military genius for his reforms and innovations, and condemned for the brutality of his reign. Other historians debate about Shaka's role as a uniter, versus an usurper of traditional Zulu ruling prerogatives, and the notion of the Zulu state as a unique construction, divorced from the localised culture and the previous systems built by his predecessor Dingiswayo. Research continues into the character and methods of the Zulu warrior king, whose reign still greatly influences South African culture.
The Zulu monarch was killed by three assassins sometime in 1828; September is the most frequently cited date, when almost all available Zulu manpower had been sent on yet another mass sweep to the north. This left the royal kraal critically lacking in security. It was all the conspirators needed—they being Shaka's half-brothers, Dingane and Mhlangana, and an iNduna called Mbopa. A diversion was created by Mbopa, and Dingane and Mhlangana struck the fatal blows. Shaka's corpse was dumped into an empty grain pit by his assassins and filled with stones and mud. The exact location is unknown. A monument was built at one alleged site. Historian Donald Morris holds that the true site is somewhere on Couper Street in the village of Stanger, South Africa.