By Harry Fisher|
Miss World Zimbabwe 2015 Emily Kachote has been stripped of her title after nude photographs of her were posted on the internet last week.
Sources within the Miss Zimbabwe Trust confirmed that a decision to expel Kachote was reached on Monday after chairperson Mary Chiwenga spoke to the beauty queen over the phone.
“Kachote was evasive and denied posing in the nude for the photos. She claimed that she was the victim of a malicious ex-boyfriend who filmed her secretly while she was drunk at a party and is out to tarnish her image,” said the source.
However, the source said Chiwenga had offered Kachote the chance to resign and go quietly. If she did not resign, she would be fired and slapped with a lawsuit for breaching her contract, which bars contestants who have posed naked from participating in the beauty pageant.
It was not clear if Kachote, a 25 year-old financial adviser at Old Mutual would relinquish the post or go down fighting.
Information minister Jonathan Moyo, who crowned Kachote at a colourful ceremony in Shamva recently, downplayed the scandal and has been fighting in the shadows to make her represent Zimbabwe.
Chiwenga, however, said she was under pressure to act as some sponsors threatened to pull out if Kachote was not dethroned.
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