We put the spotlight on UJ’s Zanele Leon, 2nd princess in Miss Varsity Cup competition.
Zanele Leon is currently a third year student studying towards my LLB Law qualification, whose goal is to one day compete at the Olympic Games in the track and field events, specifically in the 100m races. She plans to work for the National Prosecuting Authority or the South African Human Rights Commission and eventually work towards becoming a Constitutional Court Justice. “My professional goal is to follow in the footsteps of Justice Cameron and Justice Sachs and protect the rights of all South African citizens and ensure that these rights are also in line with what society needs and wants,” says the charismatic athlete.
Leon says that being Miss UJ Varsity Cup 2017 is such a privilege, and it will allow her to use the title to embrace change, work with athletes she looks up to and aspires to be like. To her having this title means that she can find innovative solutions that students face specifically female students, and will allow her to work with the various sports codes and find solutions and ways to better their sports codes for students to follow. “An ordinary student would not be able to help in changing the challenges faced by students and having the title of Miss UJ Varsity Cup gives me some influence to attempt at making these challenges easier to overcome,” says Leon.
Zanele, who is currently Miss UJ Varsity Cup 2017, was crowned 2nd princess on 17 April 2017 at the national competition. She is going to use her titles to help communities and charities where gender-based violence is highly reported. “I would like to encourage women and children to follow their dreams and stay motivated irrespective of what challenges they are faced with. The Varsity Cup brand is a very famous brand with cooperation’s such as FNB and Steinhoff International which will allow for the various charity and community service I am planning to do in the time of my reign, concluded Leon with a beautiful smile.