Representing Zimbabwe, she works as a payroll assistant
3rd June 2010: Nonhlanhla Togwe is Miss African Spirit 2010. She was crowned at the pageant’s inaugural event held at Jurys Inn Hotel in Milton Keynes.
Representing Zimbabwe, Nonhlanhla — currently working as a payroll assistant — went on to beat 13 contestants from parts of Africa including Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Algeria, Uganda and Namibia to become the pageant’s first ever winner.
Gabon’s Lauricia Bissala and Katongo Temba from Zambia was crowned first and second princesses respectively in the multi-cultural ceremony attended by the public, community leaders, and dignitaries from the African business community. The guests of honour were recently elected Mayor of Milton Keynes Councillor Debbie Brock and her consort Councillor Peter Geary (husband).
Pageant Director Michelle Adams says, “We are very pleased with the support we received from all sectors of the community in making our inaugural event such a success. “This is a very rare and unique pageant where no restrictions were imposed in as far as the height or weight of the contestants is concerned and we sought to find women that embody that true African spirit of charity and generosity. We congratulate Nonhlanhla Togwe as she embarks on her new journey as Miss African Spirit 2010”.
Miss African Spirit will be an annual event to be held every May as part of Africa Day celebrations.