24-year-old Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned Miss South Africa 2020.
She was announced the winner of the 62nd annual pageant at a socially-distanced, televised event which took place at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday night, October 24.
The beauty queen from Limpopo beat 15 other contestants to scoop the prestigious crown.
“I hope to achieve change,” she said. “I want to be representative of the beauty, diversity, and resilience that exists in this country. I want every child from every village who looks at the TV and sees this moment to know it is possible for them. I didn’t think it was possible for me and now I am sitting here with a crown on my head. Your dreams are valid.”
Along with the title of Miss SA, Musida will receive R1 million in cash from the Miss South Africa Organisation as well as R2 million worth of sponsorships and prizes, including the use of a luxury Sandton apartment and a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet for the year of her reign.
First runner-up, Thato Mosehele, 25, will receive R250k in cash, while second runner-up, Natasha Joubert, 23, will get R100k.
For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the trio will represent the country at the world’s most three prestigious pageants, Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational.
The present Federal Minister of Works and Housing as well as a one time governor of Lagos State who served two terms from May 29th, 2007 to May 29th, 2015, as well as a Nigerian lawyer, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has been allegedly reported to have spotted a mystery camera at Lekki Toll Gate where there was an unforgettable shooting Tuesday 20th October, 2020.
This was disclosed on Twitter by Vanguard Newspapers on their verified Twitter account with the caption, “#EndSARS: Fashola discovers mystery camera at Lekki Toll Gate https://t.co/aRQ9ViKy6Z #vanguardnews”
According to the detail of the report in the online website of Vanguard Newspaper, the discovery was made during a courtesy visit to the present Governor of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu as directed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellent, Muhammadu Buhari.
More so, the detail of the report also revealed that, the discover was made in the process of making assessment at the venue of the event where the shooting took place. Upon discovery, Fashola having picked the camera with an handkerchief, handed it over to the governor for further forensic analysis and investigation.
In addition, according to the report, Fashola expressed that the camera might have been planted before the shooting took place.
As at this time, the outcome of what is in the camera is yet to be disclosed. Some Nigerians who saw the Tweet of Vanguard News expressed skepticism in their reactions.
#LekkiMissingPersons: Photos Emerged On Twitter and Facebook
Currently trending on the internet are photos of persons last seen on Tuesday, 20 October, at the Lekki Toll gate. Without doubt, these are some of the victims of the Lekki toll gate massacre.
These photos are coming few hours after the Lagos State government denied the massacre that took place at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night. According to governor Babajide, there was no such thing as “massacre” at the Lekki Toll Gate, and no death case recorded. He tagged such stories propaganda and challenged EndSARS protesters to provide proof of those claimed to have been killed by the Nigerian army.
You will recall that peaceful protesters were alledgedly shot and killed by members of the Nigerian army, in the late hours of Tuesday, 20th October, at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos State.
Despite video evidence, the Nigerian army have denied involvement. In other words, they claim they were not at the scene of the incident, and therefore, were not the ones that shot at the protesters.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State government, adminted that soldiers were deployed to the scene to restore order and not to kill any protester.
Governor Babajide accused EndSARS protesters for spreading lies. According to the governor, there was no such thing as massacre at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, and no death case was recorded. He tagged such rumours ” propaganda.”
But video evidence show contrary.
DJ Switch, who came live on instagram during the attack, uncovered what happened. People were seen dying of gun wounds.
According to eye witness, 15 dead bodies were counted after the attack, but the dead bodies were carted away by the Nigerian army thereafter, which many claim was an attempt by the army to cover up their mess.
However, more proofs continue to surface to attest to the fact that lives were lost that night. Photos of persons last seen at the ground of the incident are currently trending on Twitter and Facebook. I deem it fit to avail my readers the opportunity of seeing these photos.
Here are the photos, arranged in no particular order:
Now, my question is, what more evidence, do they need to admit to the fact that tens of peaceful protesters were shot and killed for no just cause, by members of the Nigerian army.
And having seen these photos, do you stil believe that no life was lost on Tuesday 20th October at the Lekki Toll Gate?
Perhaps you still believe that the story of the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre is a propaganda.
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After the lekki toll gate incident, there has been several doubts as to whether people died or not, the army denied shooting at protesters while protesters claim they were shoot at.
Well a mother who lose her son at the lekki toll gate incident has decided to come out and speak about the incident. While Speaking, she said her son was shot and thanks to his friends who picked him up and fled, she said maybe the soldiers would have seized his corpse and claim no one died. Her son was identified as one Anthony who’s said to be a university graduate.
The mother narrated to a journalist how her son was running with his friends despite been shot and how they even fell under a car. It was such a touching story to here.
A previous Aviation Minister and principal Chieftain of the fundamental resistance in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has on Sunday shot the previous legislative head of Lagos state and the current National head of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over remarks on the Lekki shootings.
Responding to an announcement credited to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, where he stated, “Losses of Lekki shootings have inquiries to reply.” Fani-Kayode noticed that the reaction of the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu to Lekki killings is endeavoring to censure the nonconformists for their own demises and for being passed up unfeeling men in Military weariness.
Fani-Kayode expressed that unfortunately as opposed to showing any regret or showing any lament for the terrible barbarity, with a grin and funny tone, the APC public pioneer apparently said nothing other than I am “still the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban”
In a short article made accessible to VANGUARD, Fani Kayode said he would not be cowed and entranced to talk reality regardless of whether everybody has chosen no stay silent.
Fani-Kayode stated, “Regardless of whether the entire nation is cowed and hypnotized by Tinubu and acclaims his hardness, vanity, deception, trickery, heartlessness, over the top desire, absence of dread of God and doublespeak I FFK, the Voice of the Voiceless, the Servant of Truth, the Lover of God, the Beloved of the Lord, the Otunba of Jogaland, the Sadaukin Shinkafi, the Odum Agu and the Odugwu Eze won’t.
“His spell can’t quiet, tie or visually impaired me as it has done to other people. I perceive the truth about him and his vain and egotistic words here (Tinubu’s response to Lekki killings) have affirmed it. To think I once cherished and appreciated you gives me restless evenings and goose bumps. How might I have been so visually impaired?”
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Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare said yesterday that the #EndSARS protest was a tip of an iceberg saying any attempt to resolve the issues must go beyond the surface to excavate the underlying factors that led to the protest.
Speaking during the State of the Nation Broadcast, Bakare said that no degree of brutal repression of protesters can quench the flame of protests in the hearts and minds of the Nigerian people.
His words: “Your bullets may drive them off the streets, but your bullets cannot pierce their spirits or puncture their resilience.
“Our overarching challenge is systemic governance failure which, over the decades, has worsened the living conditions of Nigerians. As a result, although the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been disbanded, the spirit of SARS continues to prowl unchecked.
“For too long, the Nigerian people have been subjected to a less than desirable nation. For too long, the citizens of our country have been served insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment. For too long, our people have been denied access to the basic goods that make for a decent standard of living. We have been denied quality education, good healthcare, quality roads, access to electricity, and much more.
Bakare, who is also the Convener of Save Nigeria Group, in his message titled: ‘The building blocks of nationhood: A blueprint for the new Nigeria’ said this at the church’s new auditorium in Oregun.
He, however, appealed to the youths, whose patriotic spirits have been brutalised and traumatised by a repressive Nigerian state, not to lose hope.
He said: “I salute the courage of this unbreakable generation; I salute the resilience of every Nigerian youth, named and unnamed, who has stood up to be counted in this momentous era. I remember at this time the heartbreaking tales of extortion, torture, rape, and murder that drove our young people to the streets in the first place.
“Our hearts bleed at the memory of the peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate who were shot and killed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, by the Armed Forces of the Nigerian state as they held up the Nigerian flag. May their souls rest in peace and may God comfort their families.
“In like manner, we also remember those unsung heroes of the Nigeria Police Force who, despite being part of an institution that has the worst reputation for corruption and ineptitude in the Nigerian public sector, serve with remarkable professionalism and bravery, sometimes doing so at the cost of their lives.
“I encourage them to keep hope alive because the Nigeria of their dreams, the New Nigeria, is within reach. I appeal to the older generation to speak up at this point in defence of our hard-earned freedom. This is not the nation our founding fathers lived and died for. This is not the nation we fought for in the trenches of pro-democracy movements.
“This is not the nation we hope to bequeath to our children. We will build this nation, not upon the altar of the blood of our young people, but on their visions and aspirations. I am confident that we can end the brutalisation of our people, put an end to the State-Aided Robbery Squad, and begin the process of nation-building.
“It is time to turn the stumbling blocks of our past into stepping stones to our future. Let us, therefore, arise to build a great nation, that all who have died in the quest for a new nation will not have died in vain, and that the Nigerian dream will become the Nigerian reality.”
Bakare also acknowledged the efforts made by the government to address the protesters’ demands, saying “government must move from commitment to full compliance in the implementation of the 5-for-5 demands of the EndSARS protesters and in overhauling our policing architecture.
Above all, I strongly recommend that President Muhammadu Buhari should ensure that those who ordered armed soldiers to fire on innocent citizens are fished out and made to face the full weight of the law. The officers who carried out such wicked acts should also be prosecuted under international legal standards.”
Zahra Buhari-Indimi, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the discovery of food items and other COVID-19 palliatives in several warehouses across the country is evidence that her father is not the problem of the country.
The President’s daughter stated this in an Instagram post on Sunday.
She wrote, “Now that people confirmed that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide, it is clear Buhari is not our problem.”
Youths in the country have been attacking warehouses where COVID-19 COVID-19 palliatives are stored in several states.
Warehouses in Lagos, Plateau, Osun, and Kwara, Ekiti, Cross River, and few other states have been attacked and looted dry in the wake of the End SARS protests.
Cartons of noodles, sacks of garri, and bags of rice, tomato pastes, and many other food items, some of which had gone bad due to poor and prolonged storage were found in the warehouses.
The food items were palliatives donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 to cushion the effects of the pandemic lockdown.
Some were found and looted from private homes of politicians in some instances.
Reno Omokri told the celebrities who said that they did not see any bodies at Lekki massacre that they are using the wrong thing to chase clout. He said that the eye witness testimony is that they shot and killed people, and took away the dead bodies, and the spent bullets, so there won’t be evidence. He also said that many families still think that their relatives are missing without knowing that they are no more.
Reno said that there are many things they can talk about. He warned that the strong eyewitness testimony from djswitchchaholic might hurt their career forever. This is his statement.
“Celebrities saying that they did not see any bodies at #LekkiMassacre are using the wrong thing to chase clout. The eyewitness testimony is that they shot and killed people, and took away the dead bodies, and spent bullets, so there won’t be evidence. Many families still think their dead relatives are missing! There are many things you can talk about as a celebrity.
But respect yourself and don’t dishonour the men and women who died fighting for your freedom from oppressors at Lekki. To cast doubt at their deaths. Even after the strong eyewitness testimony by djswitchchaholic, is something that might hurt your career forever. #EndSARS.
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