#MissSA take on City Press over fake pregnancy news

#MissSA take on City Press over fake pregnancy news

City Press published an article on Sunday, 14 June, stating that the current Miss SA Sasha-Lee Olivier is pregnant. 

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In a lengthy statement, Miss South Africa disputed the claims and are appalled by the article. Miss SA CEO, Stephanie Weil, spoke to Darren, Keri, and Sky and mentioned that they are seeking legal advice on how to proceed with the situation.

City Press wrote: "If it’s true that there is a bun in the oven, it would be the first big scandal to hit South Africa’s most popular pageant. She would have gone against the pageant rules, which are quite clear that you cannot be pregnant when you enter – or even after – you are crowned."

The publication also published comments from "former Miss SA coordinator Thobile Sithole" echoing the statement that it would go "against international standard rules".

According to the Miss South Africa organisation, it has "no knowledge of any such person and can state that no-one of that name has worked on the pageant since 2013. To this end, the Miss South Africa Organisation is further appalled by the lack of vetting utilised when asking for official comment and representation from the organisation itself.

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