Pageant queen comes home

2015-05-01 17:31
PHOTO: ntuntu dweba

Greater Kokstad Municipality Mayor Nosisa Jojozi and the reigning Miss Africa Tri-state Nasiphi Sobahle at the GKM offices.

PHOTO: ntuntu dweba Greater Kokstad Municipality Mayor Nosisa Jojozi and the reigning Miss Africa Tri-state Nasiphi Sobahle at the GKM offices.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

NASIPHI Sobahle, the reigning Miss Africa Tri-state thanked the Greater Kokstad Municipality Mayor Nosisa Jojozi and people of Kokstad at her homecoming event last Friday at the Kokstad Town Hall.

“I am honoured and humbled by the reception and warmth I received from the people of Kokstad. I really appreciate everyone who contributed in organising this day, especially the municipality, and I hope to give back to the community,” she said.

Jojozi said it was important that Sobahle’s homecoming event happened at a time when the country is gripped by xenophobic violence.

“This is the best time to indicate how senseless this xenophobia is. We have Nasiphi, who is from Kokstad, but who lives in a foreign country, America. Now how would we have felt if she had been killed in that country simply because she was not from there?”

“Now that our Nasiphi is back home, healthy and safe, let us treat our foreigners with warm hearts, people of South Africa.

“I also want to say to the ratepayers of Kokstad, this is your child, our municipality contributed in her education so she is proof that your money went to good use,” she said.

Sobahle said she grew up a very shy child.

“I had to conquer my shyness in order to realise my dreams and I am proud to say that I was brought up by a single mother­ - she has been my pillar of strength.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.