PE resident chosen as Mrs Africa finalist

2016-06-29 06:00
Noni Mbete has been selected as one of the top 40 Mrs Africa 2016 Continental finalists.                       Photo: SUPPLIED

Noni Mbete has been selected as one of the top 40 Mrs Africa 2016 Continental finalists. Photo: SUPPLIED

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PORT Elizabeth born, Noni Mbete (26), has recently been selected as one of the top 40 Mrs Africa 2016 Continental finalists.

Mbete, a business manager in finance and insurance at Bidvest McCarthy, is the only finalist in the pageant from the Eastern Cape.

“I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity to represent my country, and to be the only finalist from the EC.”

Mbete, who currently resides in Walmer with her husband, Zukile Mbete, and two children, described charity work as “very close to my heart.”

“My Mrs Africa journey involves a lot of humanitarian work. I am passionate about charity and taking the opportunity to give back. I still get so warm inside when I think of how I spent my birthday last month. I decided to feed 26 children from Walmer location in PE.

“Through the amazing platform of the Mrs Africa Foundation, which is the official charity organization of the Mrs Africa pageant, we have two focus points that involve giving dignity back to women and young girls across the African continent through Dignity Dreams. Our other focal point is to financially support the Nzuri Project in Eastern DRC to treat women who suffer from Endemic Goitre and Fistula conditions.

“In aid of this initiative, I am currently planning a fund-raising gala dinner in August. It will be at a very elegant venue in Summerstrand with our very own incredible PE talents who will grace us with amazing performances. There will also be well-known speakers giving wisdom on life topics. The official invitation with full details will be out soon,” Mbete said.

The Mrs Africa pageant opened its entries in February this year and has had a huge response from married women across the African continent.

The participating countries in this year’s Mrs Africa pageant consist of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, Swaziland, Mauritius and South Africa.

The finalists will have the opportunity to compete for one of five Mrs Africa 2016 international titles, and as part of their prize package they will be flown to international destinations to represent their African continent.

The Mrs Africa 2016 grand finale, which is hosted in South Africa this year, will take place in November.

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