As cases of drug and substance abuse are on the increase in the country, recently crowned Miss Independence Chiredzi 2023 has called upon young people in the sugar cane town to shun drug and substance abuse.
Paidamoyo Mayanga (21), who is the current Miss Independence Chiredzi and a Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) student said it is an honour to have been crowned the inaugural Miss Independence Chiredzi.
“I am blessed to have won the title of Miss Independence Chiredzi 2023. It’s an honour which comes with a huge responsibility that I’m ready to partake,” said Mayanga.
She urged young people in Chiredzi to shun away drug and substance abuse as well as contributing towards community development.
“As Miss Independence Chiredzi 2023, I would like to encourage all youth in Chiredzi and beyond to participate in community-building activities.
“I encourage all young people to stay away from drug and substance abuse as it brings nothing but emotional, mental, physical and financial problems into our lives,” said Mayanga.
The inaugural Miss Independence Chiredzi was organised by ‘ENDLESS: A BRAND OF FAITH’ and it ran under the theme ‘Origin’.
Nyaradzo Mhere (24), Adiola Marumbu (18) were crowned 1st and 2nd princesses respectively, while Tanatswa Gava (19) was voted Miss Personality.