Chatu is a Wambesi prince by birth and a natural leader. Something has caused him to turn his back onto his birth right. So far this story has not been explored. Chatu has something against the Rodia junta government.
Chatu is a large African man, at least 6 foot and likely 6.5. He can match the Phantom in a fist, unarmed battle. The Phantom has mentioned that he is the hardest foe he has fought against. While a physical man, he is cunning and ruthless in the ways of combat, guerilla warfare and the alike.
He had an international bounty on his head.
He is a shame to the Wambesi tribe who are now in charge of his imprisonment.