Tembo Reports Sample Results of Up-To 58.47 g/t Gold

March 02, 2012

Tembo Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TEM) ("Tembo", or the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results from an artisanal workings sampling program conducted at the Tembo project in the Lake Victoria goldfield in Tanzania.

A total of 32 artisanal shafts from various areas on current drill target areas were accessed and sampled in September 2011. A 20kg sample was taken across the full width of the current working face and sent to SGS Johannesburg for QEMSCAN analysis. The sampling was restricted to only safe and accessible shafts and there was no geological control as to whether the face was on ore or not. As these samples were not physically taken under controlled conditions, they must be considered as grab samples. Grades ranged from less than 0.5 g/t gold to 58.47 g/t gold, providing confidence in the information that artisanal miners are extracting ore at grades between 5 g/t gold and 25 g/t gold.

Study of the material being removed from the artisanal workings confirms the nature of the geology of the zones being mined as mineralized shear structures with gold hosted mainly in sulphide disseminations, stringers and masses within smokey black to white quartz veins, as well as in sheared country rock consisting of mafic metavolcanics. This closely resembles the nature of ore mined at the neighboring Bulyanhulu Mine of African Barrick Gold. Photographs (see Figures 1-3) were taken of these faces during the sampling suggest that the zones being mined vary in width up 3m in these workings. The nature of these structures and the style of deformation, veining and mineralization provide encouraging indications that the mineralized zones at the Tembo project are robust structures with strike lengths from 500 - 1500 m (11 km in total), as evidenced by the extent of artisanal mining activity.

To see Figures 1-3 please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/tem302i.pdf.

The samples are currently undergoing gold deportment testing to better understand the local metallurgy, completion of which is expected in the coming months.

Tembo President & CEO, David Scott stated, "We are very encouraged by what we see in the grade and geological characteristics of the artisanal ore and are confident that the decision to utilize artisanal workings as a target prioritization tool for our ongoing 87,000m drill program is the correct one. Two diamond rigs and one RC rig are currently drilling and assay results will be released as they become available."

The above information has been prepared under the supervision of David Scott, Pr. Sci. Nat., who is designated as a "Qualified Person" with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data.

About Tembo

Tembo Gold is a Canadian public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") under the symbol TEM. The Company currently has 100% interest in the Tembo Gold Project which is located adjacent to African Barrick's 20Moz Bulyanhulu Mine in the prolific Lake Victoria Greenstone belt in Tanzania. Our focus is the discovery and development of world-class gold projects in Africa. The company has assembled a highly experienced team with a proven history of developing, financing, and operating mining projects in Africa. With approximately $13 million in the treasury Tembo is well financed to execute on its exploration plans.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Tembo, David Scott, President & CEO

David Scott, President & CEO

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Tembo Gold Corp.
Marc Cernovitch
Director & VP Business Development