Emily Kachote was yesterday officially dethroned as Miss World Zimbabwe, paving way for the first princess Annie Grace Mutambu. In a statement, the Miss Zimbabwe executive board said Kachote had violated the rules and regulations governing the pageant.
“The Miss Zimbabwe executive board would like to inform the nation that it has resolved to dethrone Miss Emily Kachote as Miss World Zimbabwe 2015. Early this month one of the local tabloids carried a story, which alleged that Miss Emily Kachote’s nude photos had appeared on a WhatsApp group.
“This report came shortly after Miss Emily had confessed that she had once posed nude. This was in violation of the rules and regulations governing the Trust which all the contestants appended their signatures to,” read the statement.
Miss World Zimbabwe Trust regulation number five reads: “Winners of the Miss Word Zimbabwe beauty pageant, whether a title holder or a runner-up must not have posed nude professionally or socially in all forms of media.
“Being in a relationship, sexual advances towards anyone and any behaviour categorised as immoral by the Miss Zimbabwe Trust is grounds for instant disqualification and dethronement.”
The statement further reads: “It should be noted that during the scouting and the preceding boot camp all aspiring models appended their signatures to these regulations and undertook to abide by them.
“The confession by Miss Emily Kachote that she once posed nude and her admission of the existence of the photos led the Trust to dethrone her since her conduct was a precise violation of rules governing the Trust.
“The First Princess Miss Annie Grace Mutambu has since replaced Miss Emily Kachote. In its quest to have a probity queen the Trust will not hesitate to effect its rules and regulations governing it.”
In an interview, Miss Zimbabwe Trust spokesperson Tendai Chirau confirmed the development adding that a ceremony to crown the new queen and hand over prizes to the winners would be held within a fortnight.
The decision to dethrone Kachote ends weeks of speculation as the Trust took an unprecedented five weeks to announce the decision. Kachote has faced the same fate that befell her predecessor Thabiso Phiri, who was dethroned after a similar scandal last year.
Mutambu will represent Zimbabwe at Miss World 2015 to be held on December 19 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China where reigning queen Rolene Strauss of South Africa will crown her successor.
In an exclusive interview early last month, Emily confirmed that the pictures were INDEED hers but claimed they were taken some time ago. When the 25-year-old financial advisor at Old Mutual, romped to victory at Mermaids Pool in Shamva, the immediate debate was whether she was the best to have emerged from the pool. Since then, Emily has since been referred to as the “Ugly Miss Zimbabwe”. Most South African newspapers ran her story under the title “Zimbabweans defend their ‘ugly’ Miss Zimbabwe”.
And just when the ‘ugly’ storm had seemingly been weathered, Emily finds herself facing “Hurricane Dethronement” as her nude pictures have been availed to the public. what is clear is that a second person took the pictures as opposed to the ‘selfie’ frenzy enjoyed globally. Emily said the pictures were taken when she went for a sleep-over, YES SLEEP-OVER at X-BOYFRIEND’s place.
Word is that this Harare dealer is the same whop sabotaged Thabiso Phiri last year and is in the habit of dating models and taking their nude pictures to show off in his dealer circles. The pictures have since been circulated by members of a WhatsApp group chat going by the name “Boyz Dze Tonaz” and has a number of Harare dealers.
“I have always suspected that those pictures would circulate but it happened a long time ago and I believe my past does not determine where I am going. I once hanged out with a guy whom I was dating at that time, we went to his place and we had some drinks and I had no control over everything that happened that night because I was under the influence of alcohol.
I was hoping the pictures would have been deleted by now since it happened a long time ago and I last spoke to the guy a year ago and I no longer have anything to do with since since what we had ended a long time ago,” she said.