Mfuleni resident Sikelela Mtonjeni’s dream of winning the Miss Africa 2019 title is well on track.
The bubbly 22-year-old business accounting student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) oozes confidence.
Last year she entered the Miss Cape Town City competition and was a winner of the up and coming Miss Cape Town City crown for 2019. And in 2018 she was the runner up in Miss Cape Town.
These days she is busy preparing for the 2019 Miss Africa pageant, which will take place in the North West province.
She has been busy campaigning for votes by talking to ordinary people to vote for her and contacting media houses.
While some church members have held prayers services for her, others have questioned why as a God-fearing person she is entering a beauty pageant.
She said people should differentiate between these two aspects of her life. “I feel that some people are conflicting things.,” she said.
“That one is saved and a churchgoer and has nothing to do with the pageant. I view this as something to keep me busy.
“The good thing is that you get a lot of responsibilities. You get to know yourself, your country and the entire continent. In this pageant I have learnt a lot of things about me. Things that I thought I knew but I was wrong,” she said.
Encouraging other young women to enter the Miss Africa pageant, Sikelela said they need to have leadership qualities and know more about the cultures and other nationalities on the continent.
She has made a call for South Africans to vote for her.
She thanked those who have organised the prayer meetings and campaigns. Sikelela said she is excited and motivated to be a part of the pageant.
“This is a good platform for me to grow and help people of this continent. I have been helping people and I am more willing to do that. It is amazing to be part of such a big event in Miss Africa. It is not only exciting but a brilliant move,” she said. To vote for her SMS the code Miss01 to 47018