PMB’s Mr South Africa hopeful

2016-06-15 06:00
PHOTO: SUPPLIED Sibonelo Zungu is a Mr South Africa contestant.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED Sibonelo Zungu is a Mr South Africa contestant.

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ONE of Pietermaritzburg’s most eligible bachelors stands the chance of being crowned the next Mr South Africa.

KZN Travel With Flair operations­ manager, Sibonelo Zungu (31), from iMbali Unit 15, is one of 50 contestants who have hopes of taking over from the reigning Mr South Africa­, Armand du Plessis.

Speaking to the Maritzburg Echo, Zungu described himself as a passionate, self-motivated and hard-working man who is always willing to go the extra mile.

“I entered Mr South Africa because it is more than just a pageant - it is enriching and about giving back to the community. It also tallies in making sure that as an individual I grow.”

Asked what he will contribute should he be the next Mr South Africa he said: “As an ambassador for Mr South Africa I will promote our beautiful country. I also plan to start a funding programme, which will help those less fortunate and drive issues affecting men, women and children abuse.

“I want to be able to raise awareness about matters like cancer and HIV/Aids and encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles.”

He believes a Mr South Africa­ title holder should be someone who has strong leadership qualities and who is not afraid to talk about issues affecting the youth.

“The panel is looking for an all-rounder, someone who will have the skills required to execute the tasks they are given.

“As part of the judging process we are given tasks each month and are judged on how well we carry them out.”

Besides modelling Zungu is a sports fanatic who enjoys down time at the gym. He also helps youngsters from his community in soccer development. He listed his love of travel­ among his other interests, while he cites a Zulu proverb as his favourite quote: “Umuntu ngumuntu nga- bantu­”, which loosely translates, “I am because you are.”

To vote for him, SMS MRSA034 to 47439. You can also like his Facebook page Sibonelo­ Zungu Mr SA 2016 Contestant.

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