Queen Mother Ndlorukazi Nandi of the Zulu Kingdom -- She was the mother of Shaka Zulu. She was a daughter of Bhebhe, the past chief of the Elangeni tribe. After giving birth to her illegitimate son, Nandi spent many hard years being shuffled back and forth between the Zulus and her own tribe. During that time she also had to protect her son from famine, assassination attempts, and his own destructive temper. After she died, he ordered many executions and outpouring of grief.