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Tragic end to Miss World Zim: Car rams venue, winner fails to impress

By Melissa Mpofu

Chiedza Mhosva was on Saturday evening crowned Miss World Zimbabwe at a glittery ceremony held at the Borrowdale Brooke golf course in Harare, but it seems people are not impressed by the outcome.

Miss World Zim Chiedza Lorraine Mhosva
Miss World Zim Chiedza Lorraine Mhosva

Pageant followers and former models, who claimed they wanted to attend the event but could not afford the $300 entry and followed proceedings on ZBC, said they felt let down by the pageant organisers whom they say have made the country’s flagship pageant a farce.

No two ways, the event which was sponsored by SA-based Big Time Strategic Group of companies could have gone down as yet another successful pageant had it not been for the poor choice of models and entertainers.

The situation was worsened by show host that compromised the event by taking away the wow factor.

The sponsors have made a name for themselves after consistently hosting and sponsoring world class events in the country.

The models were an eyesore, leaving many wondering if these were the best that Zimbabwe has.

Entertainers like Alick Macheso on the other hand were clearly misplaced as their sungura genre was not for such an event.

Though his dancers were dressed for the black tie occasion, their act was rather detached from the proceedings.

Songs such as Dr Tawanda’s Unconquerable which the models danced to were also misplaced.

However, artistes like Ringo Madlingozi on the other hand, fit in well as he serenaded the rather mature guests.

ZBCtv news reader, Rumbidzai Takawira, popularly known as Newsbae clearly had a torrid time on the mic and showed that she was still an amateur when it comes to hosting events of such magnitude.

The judges certainly had a difficult time trying to come up with a winner as they had to choose from nothing.

Mhosva however beat 15 other unimpressive contestants and is set to receive a $20 000 cash prize and a vehicle for winning.

She will also represent the country at the Miss World contest taking place in China on November 18.

Evelyn Njelele was crowned first princess and will get $10 000 while Kundai Claire Somerai was crowned second princess and will get $5 000.

Tariro Zvizhinji was voted Miss Personality.

She will also be given $5 000 with the contestants who made top six set to get $1 000 each.

Mhosva who did not seem too happy when she was announced queen, said she would be ditching her acting studies in Cape Town where she is based to focus on her reign.

She said she was looking forward to representing Zimbabwe at the Miss World finale adding that she would continue working on the Beauty with a purpose project that they had started working on with other models.

The models are set to get their prizes after two weeks at a prize giving ceremony that will be held in Harare at a venue that will be announced soon.

Gwanda businessman, Justice Maphosa who heads Big Time Strategic Group, apart from providing the marquee, sound, stage and lights for the pageant, also sponsored the winners’ prizes, something he said he was proud of as he wanted to promote locally organised events.

Asked how much he had sponsored Miss World Zimbabwe, Maphosa said: “It’s not about money. It’s about patriotism, your heart, mind and conscience as a Zimbabwean. It can be five cents, 10 cents but we don’t brag about money as it means nothing.

“Whenever we sponsor something, we sponsor big time.”

He said they would meet Miss Zimbabwe Trust to deliberate on the lifespan of their partnership.

Maphosa also made it clear that they would no longer be partnering Miss Tourism Zimbabwe after he reportedly fell out with Tourism Minister, Walter Mzembi.

Last year, the pageant bounced back and was the talk of town after Maphosa sponsored it.

“It’s time up for Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and we’ve moved on. Everything that was there to say has been said, now we move on.”

The pageant however ended abruptly after a double cab driven by a visibly drunk man rammed into the marquee, almost injuring children who were sitting inside.

This was at about 2AM during the after-party at the venue where Killer T was performing.

As a result of the incident, the party was stopped and people were left with no option but to go home.

Expensive whiskeys such as Johnnie Walker Blue and Double Black as well as wines, lagers and ciders were given to guests for free at the pageant. The Chronicle

  • Muchati Bhuu

    Of course ndezve kiya kiya zvekumusha uko.

  • The judges certainly had a difficult time trying to come up with a winner as they had to choose from nothing.

    This part killed meπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Perfect Pat

    My boo

  • Saxton

    “The models were an eyesore, leaving many wondering if these were the best that Zimbabwe has.”
    Lest we forget that these girls are Zimbabweans and have the right to contest in their country’s beauty contest.
    The whole show is not a beauty show but a contest to represent Zimbabwe as a young woman (Miss).

    It is a shame that a report like this comes from a female jurno.
    As long as these girls are Zimbabweans they can raise the flag.

  • Tavengwa

    The woman is just junk…Zimbabweans like junk things..in the 80s and 90s we had developing people now the people have regressed to junk thinking and acting

  • Sithembile Ncube our sentiments exactly

  • Sithembile Ncube our sentiments exactly

  • Maybe the judges using that App iriko mazuvano on fb yekubvunza kuti ndakanaka or ndakanyangara? That app irikunyepera vanhu too bad.

  • Maybe the judges using that App iriko mazuvano on fb yekubvunza kuti ndakanaka or ndakanyangara? That app irikunyepera vanhu too bad.

  • Mapindurirwo akaitwa mibvunzo ummmmm

  • Mapindurirwo akaitwa mibvunzo ummmmm

  • soldier

    The problem is Mary mubaiwa Chiwenga, she picks and influences the selection. She knows very well she could not make the grade herself during her days, but she tries to impose her look alikes who are just tall ugly command models.

    • s

      so there is zanu in this thing also. eish

  • going to the Miss World wil be a waste of time and money

  • going to the Miss World wil be a waste of time and money

  • Wow this is malicious 😳

  • Wow this is malicious 😳

  • s

    maphosa can you ask these guys to at least bring the completion one day to your home city Bulawayo or home town gwanda.

  • Asi vasikana vakanaka vapera here kuZim arrgh

  • Asi vasikana vakanaka vapera here kuZim arrgh

  • Yaa Zimbabwe yapera pese panonaka.. Even beauty chaiyo. Miss Zim kuita bond kudai. Hei!

  • Yaa Zimbabwe yapera pese panonaka.. Even beauty chaiyo. Miss Zim kuita bond kudai. Hei!

  • Command Miss World Zimbabwe $300 kunoonei….Mary Chiwenga ngaasadero .in Zim powers are sexually transmitted unfortunately

  • Why are all “Miss Zimbabwe” VERY URGLY?

    • kkkkk all d beautiful ones dont hve tym to waste.

    • Miss Zimbabwe should be someone charming, presentable, educated, irresistibly beautiful and constructed to perfection! …. Kwete izvi !

  • torai mari united

  • Congratulations

  • hakuna Miss beauty vakadaro

  • vadii vana Britta .Angeline Musasiwa Lorraine mplala tsvarakadenga

  • Akanyangara kuita chanja chinenge chemurume kudaro

  • Akanyangara kuita chanja chinenge chemurume kudaro

  • It’s not about beauty only BUT beauty with a purpose. Probably some out there who are irresistibly beauty have no purpose

  • It’s not about beauty only BUT beauty with a purpose. Probably some out there who are irresistibly beauty have no purpose

  • James Bond

    Where is the tragic part?

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