[ DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the views of Zandile Mthembu's Family or that of GWETV. This is an independent investigation. ]
On March 5, 2011 Zandlle Mthembu (Zandi) was found hanging in her hotel room at the Aw Bay Inn in Colobane, Ziguinchor in Sengal West Africa. According to reports we received Police of the Yamatogne Ziguinchor Police Station ruled her death a Suicide. Friends and Family are in shock. Zandie as seen in this video doesn’t appear to be the kind of person who would do such a thing. She had plans to start a non-for profit. In December she spoke before the world at the World Festival of Black Arts & Culture where she met new like friends of similar talent and made various commitments with them. She became a member of the New Future Foundation headed by Queen Mama Africa Dr. Delois Blakely. Zandile also met Philip Muhammad founder of GWETV there for the 1st time in Senegal. Zandile was married to Nicholas Rolland and was involved with a new male friend named Tony B. Conscious whom she met at the festival according to his own account as heard in this video. We haven't heard the end of this story. In efforts to bring Zandi's story to light GWETV is asking everyone to share the news of this tragic occurrence by sharing this video. The Full Interview is available for Police and Law Enforcement only due to the sensitive nature of the case.
This video and testimony by Tony B. Conscious her new friend as of December 2010 who met her in West Africa (Dekar, Senegal) shows the side of Zandi that everyone who came in contact with her knew and more. In this video you will see Zandile as she represented her views on African youth in Hip Hop and the potential of fusing the two cultures together (African and Hip Hop). Zandile spoke on behalf of the youth of Africa on National Satellite Television from the Hotel Meridian in Dekar, Africa at the Black World Festival of Arts & Culture. Tony B. states in the interview that this speech was of the main reasons why she may have been viciously murdered.
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