Pictured (from left to right) are Mary Mushiana, Nhlamulo Summit Chavani, Ronewa Mafunzwa and Charity Hlaluko. Picture supplied.
The 19-year-old Ronewa Mafunzwa was recently crowned as Miss Classic Phiphidi 2021. She beat 18 other young ladies to the crown.
Ronewa is currently enrolled at the University of Limpopo, doing a degree in mathematics and computer science. Not only is she a student, but she is also someone who loves and enjoys giving back to the community.
“I am very happy that I won the title of Miss Classic Phiphidi 2021,” Ronewa said. “It was a long journey towards winning the crown, but after all it didn’t come as a surprise to me; I had prepared for it thoroughly.”
The newly crowned Miss Classic Phiphidi also emphasised that with this title she aimed to improve the lives of many through educating them on the importance of looking after themselves as well as loving themselves.
“I have currently initiated a two-month campaign called ‘Don’t Just Wear A Pad’ which is an educational campaign about menstruation and how to look after oneself,” said Ronewa, whose role model is Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber. “I want to encourage many youths to improve their self-esteem.”
Ronewa received a collection of prizes, including cash, flowers, and certificates. Miss Classic Phiphidi is a pageant that aims to become the voice of the voiceless. Winners are assigned community work that adds value to the less privileged. They are also encouraged to initiate projects of their own as crown or title holders.
Other young women who received titles in the pageant are Nhlamulo Summit Chavani (1st princess), Charity Hlaluko (2nd princess), Lehlohonolo Moroke (Miss Personality), Mary Mushiana (Face of Miss Classic Phiphidi and Miss Public Choice), and Nyathi Koketso (Best Upcoming Model).
Date:27 February 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.