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Zindzi's venture

By unknown | Feb 03, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Zindzi Mandela, former president Nelson Mandela's youngest daughter, will soon enjoy the international spotlight.

Sowetan can reveal that Zindzi is busy completing the script of a musical that sketches her life's journey. The musical will hit Broadway before the end of the year, a source close to her has confirmed.

Welcome Msomi, Zindzi's business partner, told Sowetan yesterday that the story was coming to fruition.

"Sometime around April we will be having producers and directors from Broadway coming over here so that we can finalise the project."

"The musical will run first on Broadway in 2010, before going to other countries, including South Africa," Msomi said.

Though her family is associated with politics, Zindzi has quietly carved a career in the arts.

She has delved into poetry as well as having earned a lead role in Alan Paton's Sponono, and appearing as an anchor for Swaziland TV.

Apart from her high political profile due to the central role her mother Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and father played during the struggle, Zindzi has established her profile as a socialite, business woman and writer.

A budding poet, she has published a poetry bookBlack As I Am and a column Down My Way, which featured in a popular women's magazine when she and her mother were banished to Brandfort in Free State.

Her book has won the Janusz Korczack Literary Award.

Zindzi could not be reached for comment yesterday about her latest venture.


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