Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
A NUMBER of elderly women from the sub-region took to the ramp to showcase their modelling skills over the weekend, thanks to Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries.
Dubbed “Women of Valour”, the contest was organised by Tendai Magaya, wife to Prophet Walter Magaya and saw various age groups taking part in catwalk and fashion modelling.
Among the guests who witnessed the historic modelling was the Prince and Princess from the Royal Kingdom of Eswatini.
Prophet Walter Magaya said the competition was part of deliverance saying many people suffer because of failing to find time to relax and laugh.
“Laughter is healthy to both the body and mind and this is what we wanted to achieve,” said Prophet Magaya.
“I spent the better part of the day laughing at how the elderly people showcase their talents and teaching youth to remain faithful and respect their parents to live long.
“In deliverance it is not the laying on of hands alone but some need to be asked to stand up, run or laugh in order to release them from the bondage,” said Prophet Magaya.
One of the elderly women Rose Madukwa, 60, of Mashava thanked the Prophet for the competition saying it has relieved her from stress and pain.
“We had a good and blessed time I want to believe is necessary in our life. Ndaswera ndichiseka ndikawana nguva yekutamba nekuimba chaizvo uye takatora nguva yekugadzirira izvi,” said gogo Madukwa.
Her sentiments were echoed by other elderly women that included Philomina Nyabonda, 71, of Tafara in Harare, and Ellen Mutimumwe 44, of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
Not to be left out was gogo Magaya who threatened to beat many by her catwalk antics adding more laughter.
Young age group winners were announced as well as choir competitions and Prophet Magaya declared all elderly women who participated as winners for taking their time to dress and make up to showcase their talents.
Bulawayo satellite assembly lifted the trophy while Gweru collected silver and Kadoma bronze.