As in cricket, the ANC government wants to compel South Africa’s beauty queen to bow before racial politics
15 November 2021
The FF Plus laments the fact that the ANC government has callously decided to dash the hopes of Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, to participate in the Miss Universe pageant with her country's full support – likewise, political interference recently also put inappropriate pressure on the country's cricket team in the T20 World Cup Tournament.
Similar to attempts to further the Black Lives Matter racial agenda in cricket, the government and organisations, like the Palestinian political party Fatah, are making a racial issue of the international beauty pageant, which is due to take place in Israel.
South Africa's Department of Arts, Culture and Sports has turned its back on Mswane by saying that the government has withdrawn its support for her to represent South Africa in the Miss Universe pageant due to Israel's "atrocities and racism" against Palestinians.
This is ironic seeing as Mswane herself has already indicated that in her year as Miss South Africa, she plans to address one of the social evils that the ANC government created in her own country, namely unemployment and the consequent poverty, desperation and crime.