Among the roses

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THE PRES­I­DENT AND THE PAGEANT: Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma chats to Miss South Africa Ta­tum Kesh­war and Miss Rus­sia, Kse­nia Ship­ilova when he wel­comed the 120 Miss World con­tes­tants in Pre­to­ria yes­ter­day. He said the pageant pro­moted unity and to­geth­er­ness. ‘Many chal­lenges face the world, such as poverty, dis­ease and con­flict,’ Zuma said. ‘Our Miss World con­tes­tants and na­tional queens can play an im­por­tant role in rais­ing aware­ness about th­ese ills, and pro­mote action for peace, love, to­geth­er­ness and pros­per­ity.’ It also en­cour­aged ‘peo­ple-to-peo­ple con­tact and co-op­er­a­tion’. He wished the con­tes­tants well and urged them to en­joy what the coun­try had to of­fer. The pageant takes place in Jo­han­nes­burg on De­cem­ber 12.

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