Close to 1 000 attend
NHLANGANO - The first road-show of this year’s Win Big Competition, which is spon-sored by Premier Swaziland Bakeries, the Times of Swa-ziland and Swazi Post was held in Nhlangano on Sat-urday.
Close to 1 000 people from around Nhlangano and other parts of the country attended the event at the Nhlangano Telecentre.
The roadshow started at 10am.
Renowned local gospel group, Shongwe and Khuphuka Saved Group, Cyborg Girls, Masikane, Nhlangano Ghetto Action and the Nhlangano Amazing Boys entertained the crowd with their performances. Among those present were staff from the three companies and they included Nkhanyeti Ngwenya, Premier Swazi Bakeries General Manager, Muntu Dlamini, SPTC Sales and Distribution Manager, Cassandra Shaw Times Business Editor, Lwazi Dlamini Sports Editor and Ntombi Mhlongo, Entertainment Editor among others.
Members of the public won cash and the companies’ merchandise like T-shirts, cups, juice bottles, caps, loaves of bread and copies of Swazi News after excelling in dance competitions, question and answer sessions and a draw which was conducted after people had submitted their entry forms.
Pretty Mtsetfwa of Mahlanya was one lucky winner as she won E1 100, a T-shirt and a juice bottle after her name was drawn four times from the box that contained entry forms.
"Today (Saturday) I submitted 50 entries and I think that is the main factor that made me a lucky winner in today’s roadshow. We buy two loaves of bread on a daily basis at home and I am a regular participant of the competition as it changes people’s lives. I reside at Mahlanya, but opted to come to Nhlangano for the roadshow because I was optimistic I would be one of the lucky winners and it happened. I will continue to take part in the competition and I urge fellow Swazis to do the same and I am hoping to win the E100 000 at stake in the final draw," Mtsetfwa said.
Welcome Masina of Mahamba won 12 loaves of bread and E320 after his name was drawn from the entry box.
Siboniso Simelane, a Nhlangano kombi driver, won a Times T-shirt, mug and a copy of the Swazi News after correctly answering that Sizwe Maziya was the Times Shiselweni Reporter.
There was also laughter after one of the winners, Wandile ‘Siziba’ Gumbi, told the crowd he would share the two loaves of bread and E150 he won with his grandmother because she was the reason he was on earth as she gave birth to his father.
"I will use the money to buy margarine, soap, soup, candles, meat and milk and I will share these items with my grandmother because she gave birth to my father and she’s the reason I’m here today," said ‘Siziba’, much to the amusement of the crowd. Premier Swazi Bakeries General Manager, Nkhanyeti Ngwenya, said he was happy with the turnout and said E5 000 cash was won during the roadshow. "The turnout was superb and the people fully participated in the activities and submitted entry forms. A total of E5 000 and other products were won and we say ‘thumbs up’ to the winners. We urge members of the public to continue buying the three companies’ products as they will stand a chance of winning the E20 000 and the E100 000 cash first prizes," Ngwenya said.
Muntu Dlamini, SPTC Sales and Distribution Manager, announced that the next roadshow will be on September 1 at Matata in Big Bend and urged members of the public to attend without fail.
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