The Miss World Zimbabwe competition has been cancelled this year because of the economic upheaval in Zimbabwe.

 “Due to the economic hardships that the country is facing, Miss World Zimbabwe has been extended to next year. This is because we can’t be celebrating when people are crying and the queen is the people’s representative, so when the people are crying, she must be crying with them,” said Miss World Zimbabwe administrator Christine Matambo.

She said Miss World organisers have been informed that Zimbabwe will not send a representative this year.

Reigning Miss World Zimbabwe, Belinda Potts will thus continue with her reign and duties until next year.