Henry Cele (Zulu pronunciation:Â [hÉnËri ËkÇÉËle]; 30 January 1949 â" 2 November 2007) was a South African actor famous for his chilling performance as Shaka Zulu in SABC's Shaka Zulu miniseries. Born in Durban, South Africa, he landed the role of Shaka in the miniseries after acting out the same role in a South African stage production of Shaka Zulu.
Henry also had a minor role in The Ghost and the Darkness. After Shaka Zulu, he acted out various minor roles in such action films as Hold my hand, I'm dying and The Last Samurai. He also appeared in major roles in South African movies and television series programmes. He was married to Jennifer "Jenny" Hollander.
After his acting career, Cele moved from his suburban home in Glenmore, South of Durban and went back to Kwamashu township.
At the time of his death he had been in hospital for two weeks after being admitted with a chest infection.
His last name is pronounced [ËkÇÉËle] with a dental click (similar to the English click "tsk-tsk" used for disapproval).
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