Miss South Africa Impresses President Zuma

Shout-Africa News – President Jacob Zuma has commended Miss South Africa, Nicole Flint, on her community work during their meeting yesterday in Pretoria. Ms Flint paid a courtesy call on President Zuma ahead of the Miss Universe contest taking place at the beginning of August.

Miss Universe 2010, the 59th edition of the pageant, will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 23 August 2010.

Miss South Africa shares with President Zuma the passion to fight poverty and the need to uplift especially the children and youth of the country from deprivation.

President Zuma applauded the fact that Ms Flint has dedicated her reign to charity organisations including the Sue Lubbe feeding scheme as well as becoming Ambassador for the Red Cross. She informed the President that if crowned Miss Universe, she would promote further her interest in HIV and AIDS education, research and legislation.

“I will continue to champion causes in the country including fighting poverty and the scourge of HIV and AIDS,” Ms Flint said.

“It is wonderful to mark Youth Month by meeting outstanding young people such as Miss South Africa who have a heart for working to uplift the poor and marginalised. We commend her hard work and wish her very well in all her endeavours”, said President Zuma.