Q&A: Mr and Miss DUT 2019
Sihle Mjobo and Andile Mazibuko, the new Mr and Miss DUT 2019 were crowned during the institution’s annual elegant pageant at Steve Biko Campus, Fred Crookes Sports Centre on Friday.
While the winners indulge in all the prizes from the event, learn more about them in this Q&A.
Who is Sihle Mjobo and Andile Mazibuko?
Sihle is a 22 year old, Xhosa guy who grew up in the Eastern Cape in a small town, Bizana.
Andile is a 21 year old simple girl, from Ulundi studying Homeopathy and in her 3rd year.
Why did you want to become Mr, Miss DUT?
Sihle: It was something of proving a point to myself, that I am worthy and also it was something I wanted to do for a long time.
Andile: It was not something I planned and I am thankful that it happened. I also wanted to leave a mark, I did not want to come study here and go.
What do you think you will be able to bring to the role?
Sihle: My character will speak for itself, I am a humble person and not necessarily an attention seeking person. I feel like I bring a lot of integrity to the role.
Andile: To inspire young girls to do what they put their minds into and that they should believe and go for it. I am willing to bring inspiration.
Who inspires you and why?
Sihle: I can’t really pick up someone but if I had to, it would be my girlfriend. But if the question was what inspires me is the pursuit of self-actualisation.
Andile: I feel like I inspire myself because even though I can see someone doing something and want to do that but I inspire myself, I grow myself to be the best version of myself. Another person who inspires me is Bonang Matheba.
Tell us a bit more about your course and why you chose it?
Sihle: Business law, it has been an interesting journey. Growing up I saw myself as a prominent figure in the cooperate world.
Andile: I am doing Homeopathy, in us doing remedies and herbs we trying to decrease the re occurrence of diseases. I was really interested in this course as I have researched about it before going in and I was very intrigued and I knew this is what I want to do, it’s about using natural things as oppose to using drugs and I don’t like using pills whenever I am sick and my family knows it.
What do you get up to in your spare time?
Sihle: I read, I play pool, I play chess still a beginner though.
Andile: I read, listen to music, I like going out, trying new places and trying new food basically being around people who make me happy.
What is your message to DUT students?
Sihle: Always be in the pursuit of self-actualisation any opportunity you get to do something small or big just take it.
Andile: Thank you to those who supported me, and those who believed in me more than I believed in myself. Anyone who wants to enter next year should go for it. If you want to do something in life just do it don’t let anyone tell you anything.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Sihle: I am not 100% Xhosa, my father is Xhosa and my mother is mixed Zulu and Sotho. It takes people a while to realize that I can speak isiXhosa.
Andile: I am not as shy as I look. People think I am shy when they look at me but no.
Your iTunes playlist looks like?
Sihle: Daniel Caesar, I listen to a lot of different genres, hip pop, Rnb and all that.
Andile: I listen to deep house a lot.
Your favourite TV show?
Andile: The Queen
Your favourite meal?
Sihle: I don’t have a favourite meal but my favourite dessert are waffles.
Andile: Ujeqe (steamed bread) made by my mom.
Picture: Sibonginkosi Mabika