Zimbabwe Mr Ugly pageant finals postponed due to political unrest

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Zimbabwe Mr Ugly pageant final competitions has been postponed to October after being initially scheduled to take place sometime around next year, according to the pageant director David “Apama” Machowa.

Zimbabwe Mr Ugly

Mison Sere smiles after winning the 2015 edition of the Zimbabwe Mr Ugly competition, in Harare, Saturday, Nov. 21.2015. Sere who controversially dethroned former Mr Ugly William Masvinu to scoop the top prize of $500 in a contest marked by allegations of cheating. Masvinu has had it relatively easy over the past 3 years when the contest struggled to draw more than 10 contestants. This year’s competition attracted 35 contestants with organisers saying they were looking for people with natural ugliness. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Newsday newspaper reported yesterday that Machowa attributed the delay to “the current political situation” in the country.

He said the preliminary competitions were still underway, adding they would come up with the date for the national finals after completion of the preliminary rounds.

“The pageant is on. Next month, Bulawayo will host its provincial competitions before moving to Mashonaland East and other provinces. The funds are there. Remember, we clinched a sponsorship deal sometime this year,” he said.

“We were also affected by the current unrest in the country. We were billed to host some competitions in Mbare and other areas in Harare, but we could not.”

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