On Friday morning 4 December the residents of Mkhondo were buzzing with excitement, ready to welcome home Nontokozo Ngwenya, who was recently crowned as Miss Mpumalanga 2020.
This beauty of eMkhondo was crowned on Tuesday 27 October at the Emnotweni Arena in Mbombela. Nontokoza is excited to use her new position as Miss Mpumalanga to reach young girls and teach them how to be courageous and how to stand up for themselves. She is also very passionate about teaching youngsters about teenage pregnancy and the prevention thereof.
According to her, the crown does not only mean that you are a beauty queen but, also an ambassador for positive change.
To welcome her home, members of the Mkhondo Local Municipality, along with officers of the Traffic Department, SAPS and Mkhondo Fire and Rescue Unit drove in a convoy through Piet Retief and Ethandakukhanya. Nontokoza was excited to be home and waved friendly at everybody she passed. Everyone was very excited to see her.
The three finalists of the Miss Mkhondo pageant were also present. After driving through town in the convoy, a celebration was held at the Piet Retief Rugby Club which was attended by the Mayor of Mkhondo, Mr Vusi Motha, several councillors and other dignitaries, to honour Nontokoza’s achievement.
Well done, you are the pride of Mkhondo!