High sch beauty claims Miss Gweru crown

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Sukoluhle Ndlovu Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

EIGH­TEEN-YEAR-OLD Court­ney Ve­nen­cia Ma­tende, a Form Six stu­dent at Thorn­hill High School was on Fri­day night crowned Miss Gweru. The beauty out­shone 11 other con­tes­tants and walked away with var­i­ous prizes in­clud­ing a tablet. Zandile Sit­hole, a 19-year-old Univer­sity of Zim­babwe stu­dent, study­ing Po­lit­i­cal Science was crowned first princess and Miss Per­son­al­ity. Michelle Mu­pasi, a Form Five stu­dent at Mkoba 3 High School was crowned sec­ond princess and Miss So­cialite. The Miss Punc­tu­al­ity t i t le was awa rd e d to Ru­faro Mus­a­bani. T h e g l amorous pageant in its eighth year and or­gan­ised by Mavis Koslek, was held at the Cathe­dral Hall un­der the theme: ‘Nur­tur­ing a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to­wards women em­pow­er­ment’. It was at­tended by a num­ber of the city’s so­cialites and proved to be one of the most or­gan­ised and pres­ti­gious events in the city. Ma­tende said she planned to as­sist the un­der­priv­i­leged through char­ity work. “I want to as­sist the less priv­i­leged es­pe­cially or­phans through char­ity work. I’ll also em­bark on an en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness cam­paign through the cleanups,” said the ec­static Ma­tende. Koslek said the aim of the event was to pro­mote the city of Gweru and its cul­ture. “The Miss Gweru pageant is meant to pro­mote Gweru, its cul­ture and beauty as well as to em­power young women. The pageant doesn’t fo­cus on looks only, but also con­sid­ers in­tel­li­gence and con­fi­dence of the par­tic­i­pants,” Koslek said.

Court­ney Ve­nen­cia Ma­tende

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