Harare- A Miss Zanu-PF beauty pageant which was held on Tuesday at Davis Hall in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, has left Africans on social media incredulous, saying it was “a joke of the century”.
In a video posted by Zimbabwe’s Chronicle, women from all ages, can be seen walking the ‘runway’ in Zanu-PF-coloured outfits, which seem to be mandatory requirement for the participants.
The contest saw 42-year-old Nokuthula Sibanda crowned queen, 33-year-old Ruth Shelton come in second place and 70-year-old Evelyn Nyambe taking third.
Zanu-PF’s provincial secretary for transport, told Zimbabwe’s Chronicle she would do her best to bring pride for her province in nationals, “I’m confident that I’ll bring the national crown home. The competition was very stiff as there were many talented ladies on stage who could’ve won the top prize. This pageant encourages us to be clean and confident as women. I recommend more women to participate in these pageants organised by the party in future.”
Before crowning the queen, one of the judges, Dominica Mringi, explained why the party’s Sibanda won.
“If you look at her you’ll see that there’s a balance from toe to head. The jewellery also matches. The queen should walk with a handbag and when you walk with a handbag, you should walk tall and the handbag should not overlap your elbow. Walk with confidence and people will see that there is a balance.”