Beauty Pageant Set for Chi Town

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha

Harare, Zimbabwe – The dormitory town of Chitungwiza,  known colloquially as Chi Town, is set to come alive as it hosts the Miss Chitungwiza beauty pageant at the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex in New Zengeza during the last week of November.

Gladys Fatsani Kulera and Raynadine Monson

Gladys Fatsani Kulera and Raynadine Monson

Scouting for beauties is currently ongoing for the pageant which has not been held for the past three years with final auditions slated for Friday and Saturday this week at the Aquatic Complex.

“We have some girls that have come forward but there are still trust issues that we are dealing because the show has not been held for many years.  There have been scam artists that have gone to Chitungwiza which has affected the trust that potential participants have in the peagant,” said one of the event organizers, Raynadine Monson, who is holding the license for Miss Chitungwiza from Miss Zimbabwe Trust.

“The pageant has a social purpose. We will work with the winning girl throughout a year on various projects within the community. It’s also about changing the lives of the women that will participate in the beuaty pageant. We want to indentify beauties that will have a major impact in the society.”

Monson, who was Miss Harare 2002 first princess and a Miss Zimbabwe finalist, said that they had scouted for beauties and put flyers in every Kombi and shopping  but the response has not been very encouraging.

Monson is collaborating with Gladys Fatsani Kulera, a former Miss Chitungwiza, to revive the pageant as well as lobby community and business support. The two met in 2002, and are working together to revive.

“The girls that we have identified have the look and they are girls that we can work with in terms of grooming. But its only the looks that we are concerned with, we are also looking for humility but Chitungwiza still has a lot of work to be done,” said Kulera.

“We need to bring Chitungwiza back to life and use the pageant to put back the town on the map. The whole idea is to revive Chi Town and get it booming as it used to so in essence its a beauty show with a serious purpose. The girls who win will do work and assist in re-building Chitungwiza.”

Hip hop artist, Mau Mau, is expected to host the grand finale where musical acts, Stunner, Mudiwa and Chyll formerly with Major Players will be among the entertainers. Two winning contents, Miss Chitungwiza and the first princess, will proceed to the Miss Zimbabwe pageant.

The Beauty Of Disillusion

Disillusionment  in life is real, and we never for when it strikes because it has the antics of the proverbial thief in the night. In a way, it gathers its strength like snow which falls in flakes and goes knee-high over an elongated period of time and that’s only when you realize that you have a problem of being gridlocked in your life. Disillusionment in life is when you find yourself asking the question, “Is this worth it?” or “How the heck the I end up here?”
If not resolved it can have negative spiritual, physical and social repercussions. But, fact of matter, life is a journey, and disillusionment, too, is part of the passage which we must first embrace in order to deal with it. If used appropriately, the detour offered by disillusionment is the beginning of an awakening to spiritual openness and greater enjoyment of our short stint on earth. Continued disillusionment in your life could be a wake up call to redesign your life, and act out of the depth of your being, free from the illusions that may be the reason why you find yourself a victim of disillusion in the first place.
However, when disillusionment sets in, everything can becomes gray and dark like the sky on a mid-winter day. Being disillusioned can be corrosive to say the least: it can feel as if acid is being poured down your soul making you prone to cynicism, depression and other maladies. Continue reading

Quote of the Day

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  

– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross