Of Miss Zimbabwe’s Replacing The Replacement Queen
So the person who replaced the Miss Zimbabwe who quit her post has been replaced as well.
Yes, true to weird form another abortive process has been carried out. Cathrine Makaya who replaced Thabiso Phiri will now be replaced by Tendai Hunda.
This is just days before the Miss World finalists go into camp. This would mean that Zimbabwe will not have a representative at Miss World since the reason why they had to appoint Makaya so quickly was because the deadline for entries into Miss World was just days away at the time.
The Trust says that it felt that Makaya was a rebel and Makaya didn’t quite fancy them either because she felt they were not supporting her in the whole thing on the back of a claim that they preferred Phiri to her.
What do we think of this? Well, let’s put it this way… we are not surprised. It is all sorts of strangeness. You know it right but that is Zimbabwe for you at the moment. That is essentially what happens when a process becomes murky and noone takes ownership of what is going on.
Sure the Trust ultimately has the decision in the clasps of their hands but leadership is not about being vindictive. It is about guidance and inclusion. This is not to suggest that Makaya has not played a part in this whole affair but the Trust is bigger than the individual and should not reduce itself to the level of little fights. The alleged Whatsapp messages sent between the two leave neither of the sides covered in anything that resembles glory.
Who will really want to have anything with the whole thing next year, after all this?