Miss Universities finalists to undergo breast cancer tests

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The 28 Miss Universities finalists who converged in Harare over the weekend for a Sashing ceremony held at the Ochi City on Friday evening will this week undergo free breast cancer tests.

Munyaradzi Kereke, founder of Green Card Medical Aid Society (GCMAS), said the models would have free examination for breast cancer and be empowered about the disease.

“The models will be part of the GCMAS project on breast cancer awareness so they will serve as ambassadors of breast cancer by going out there and conscientising members of the public about the disease,” he said.

The models were also given free medical aid membership from GCMAS, a move which will see them receiving free medical treatment from any hospital for a complementary month.

“During camp, the models can fall ill, so we decided to give them complimentary medical aid for a month so they receive medical attention,” he said.

On Friday afternoon, they visited the Rock Foundation Medical Centre and learnt more about ways of staying healthy.

They also graced the Sanganai-Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair street parade which was held in Harare on Saturday.

Prominance Makaza, one of the organisers of the event, said models were drawn from various universities from Zimbabwe.

“The models will represent their universities at the national pageant to be held on Saturday evening at Ochi City. They are already in camp and have started their grooming lessons, touring various areas, among other programmes lined up for them,” he said.

Meanwhile, preparations for the finale are at an advanced stage with Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Energy Mutodi expected to perform at the after-party.

The girls vying for the crown include Miss Zimbabwe finalists, Bongani Geza, Ntokozo Sithole, Caroline Musarurwa, and Blessing Ngowe, Miss Southern Africa finalist Evelyn Gondo, Itai Mutinhiri, Sheena Siamfinya, Nyaradzo Nhongonhema, Chengetai Gunguwo, Rujeko Mushove, Emily Kachote, Mugove Chagonda, Faith Zungunde, Mponeng Ticharwa, Sandra Mariga, Vainah Mukamba, Givens Chavarika, Eve Maposa, Vongai Kureva, Thubelihle Sibanda, Daphene Kuzvidza, Abigail Museza, Grace Tafireyi, Nobuhle Ncube, Nyasha Matare, Christine Muchira, Tanyaradzwa Ngwerume, and Sarah Chataura.

The top three crowned on the day of the event will walk away with prize monies and scholarships.

They will also work closely with charity organisations of their choice.

The winner will then represent the country at the Miss University Africa pageant.