Mr and Miss Gamalakhe 2016 crowned

2016-06-02 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumede At the crowning (from left) Siyabonga Mhlongo (Mr Personality), Noluthando Nzimande (Miss Personality), Nhlonipho Jalubane (first prince), Yvonne Nhlumayo (first princess), Mandlonke Mkhiwane (king), Maneti Dlezi (queen), Sphesihle Cele (second prince) and Amanda Blose (second princess).

PHOTO: precious gumede At the crowning (from left) Siyabonga Mhlongo (Mr Personality), Noluthando Nzimande (Miss Personality), Nhlonipho Jalubane (first prince), Yvonne Nhlumayo (first princess), Mandlonke Mkhiwane (king), Maneti Dlezi (queen), Sphesihle Cele (second prince) and Amanda Blose (second princess).

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MR and Miss Gamalakhe 2016 were crowned over the weekend at the Gamalakhe Tvet College on Saturday.

The event was organised by the PhumlaniM Foundation.

Twenty six contestants lined up for the crowns, but it was 16-year-old Maneti Dlezi of Margate, who was crowned queen and Mandlonke Mkhiwane from the Eastern Cape, was crowned king. Mkhiwane is studying at the Gamalakhe Tvet College.

Phumlani Mzobe of Phumlani Foundation said both were deserving of the crown as they had showed a lot of passion in youth development and had many plans for the future.

Mzobe said winning the pageant did not only depend on looks, it also took into account the intellectuality of contestants.

“Miss Gamalakhe, Maneti Dlezi, has her future planned as she is to pursue a career in medicine and throughout the competition proved her capabilities.

“Mr Gamalakhe, Mandlonke Mkhiwane, is an agricultural studies student, who also showed a lot of potential, focussing on his future and he believes that leaders and winners are those who try and fail, but who never give up,” said Mzobe.

“The first female runner-up was Yourne Nhlumayo from Gamalakhe, the second runner-up was Amanda Blose also from Gamalakhe. For the males, the first male runner-up was Nhlonipho Jalubane and the second runner-up was Sphesihle Cele.”

Mzobe thanked the schools and stakeholders involved in the pageant.

Entertainment included music by Vero, Deejay 101,Zanda and others. The VW Golf G1 Club was at the event entertaining guests, and hosts Thandeka­ Zulu from the SABC 1 drama­ Uzalo, Nosipho Mbhele and ZA Twerkers got the crowds on their feet.

Mzobe said the turnout proved to be greater than anticipated, which proves how prominent this event has become, strengthened by support from parents and family of the contestants. He said modelling does not only groom one’s character, it introduces one to public participation.

“Modelling teaches you how to look after yourself and therefore helps young people avoid many social­ ills,” said Mzobe.

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