Childhood dream realised

Ruth Kgotlaetsile. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG.
Ruth Kgotlaetsile. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG.

Ruth Kgotlaetsile, a 26-year-old young woman from Thamaga village finally realised her childhood dream after she was recently crowned Miss Heritage Global Botswana queen. Miss Heritage Global Botswana is a pageant mainly focused on embracing Botswana's cultural roots and history.

The pageant is held annually locally in conjunction with the Miss Independence Botswana after which a representative is sent to Limpopo, South Africa for the annual Miss Heritage Global International pageant. In an interview with Arts & Culture, she said she has worked as a coordinator for the Miss Independence and other beauty pageants and could never have imagined being crowned a queen.

However, she said the title was more than what she could have asked for to fulfil her ambitions in life. “I am forever grateful to my director Gaonyafelwe Phuti for such an opportunity. I am going to utilise my reign to contribute to culture preservation and awareness of cultural values, norms and practices by implementing my project 'Ngwao Ya Rona Boswa Jwa Bo Rraarona' which translate to mean 'Our culture is our heritage, left for us by our forefathers'. I am mainly focused on being an intermediary between my culture to my Botswana and to the rest of the world,” she said.

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