Winners off to final

2016-07-06 06:00
PUSELETSO MALOKA, Miss Indoni Culture South Africa 2015, hands the Free State Miss Indoni Culture South Africa crown to the new Basotho queen of 2016, Malekgotla Matla.  Photos: Tladi Moloi

PUSELETSO MALOKA, Miss Indoni Culture South Africa 2015, hands the Free State Miss Indoni Culture South Africa crown to the new Basotho queen of 2016, Malekgotla Matla. Photos: Tladi Moloi

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TSHESENG. – Malekgotla Matla (18) and Makoloane Mokgatla (19) are the winners of the fifth edition of the Free State Miss and Mr Indoni Culture South Africa 2016.

Matla and Mokgatla were announced the winners at the South African Indoni Competition at the Manthatisi Secondary School in Tsheseng, Qwaqwa, on Saturday (03/07).

They succeed Puseletso Maloka and Nhlanhla Moloi who won the competition in 2015. The duo will represent the Basotho nation at this year’s national contest to be staged in KwaZulu-Natal. The date and venue are still to be confirmed.

Matla, who hails from the Hase-thunya Village in Qwaqwa, said she was over the moon and added that she never expected that she would win the contest.

“The competition was tough, but at the end I was the winner. I am going to make sure that I bring the crown home from the national contest,” she said.

Mokgatla said he would make the Basotho nation proud at the national finals. He said he was humbled by his success at the competition.

Puseletso Maloka, the Miss Indoni Culture South Africa 2015 queen, said she would make every effort to advise the current queen as to what was needed at the national finals. She said she would be happy to see the Basotho nation winning again.

“I am proud of today’s winner. She was brave and is proud of her culture,” she said.

She urged the winner to stay humble and not to get carried away by her success. “She should stay firm. I know that boys would now come in numbers and distract her from her mission. I will always give her my support,” she said.

Molelekeng Masangane, the Free State Indoni organiser, said they had a successful camp and they were happy with the contest.

“Our previous queens know what is required at the national competition, hence I stepped back and gave them a chance to teach others. I am proud of them because they have made a good choice at the end,” she said.

She said Maloka had set a high standard and the current queen would have to work hard to defend the Sesotho championship.

“We taught the kids many things about their culture. They were here for a week and during this period we had classes with them. I was very happy to witness some of the things they were doing,” she said.

She said she was quite sure that they would come home with another national title.

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