- Main article: Leaders (Civ2)
The default male leader of the Zulus is Shaka (c. 1787–1828). An illegitimate son of the Zulu chief, he rose to power by assassinating his half-brother at the behest of his overlord Dingiswayo. Reforming Zulu culture and fighting methods, he turned his tribe into a militaristic empire. Following his mother's death, his excessive mourning—including forbidding pregnancy, the planting of crops, or the drinking of milk for one year upon penalty of death—prompted his assassination by his half-brother.
The default female leader is Shakala, an ahistoric figure who is apparently a feminization of Shaka.
Zulu leaders use governments' default titles.
The Zulu AI is aggressive.
The default list of Zulu city names is:
- Zimbabwe (default capital)
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