2019 April. 10: The pain of losing Miss Tee Menu

Tributes continue to pour in for Miss Tee Menu, a gentle soul who was known and loved by many. The community of Daveyton, a Township located on the east of Johannesburg  and the LGBTI community in different parts of South Africa were shocked to learn of the passing of this 24-year-old on Sunday morning.

Ms Tee Menu post

Miss Tee Menu, Parktown 2014 and Miss Tee Menu, Daveyton, Johannesburg, 2017 © Zanele Muholi

Menu, a Brave Beauties participant was a hairstylist and designer, she worked with her mother to design dresses that she usually wore at beauty pageants. Menu entered her first pageant Miss Gay Daveyton 2013 and is the former Miss Gay Jozi 2014 Queen.

Brave Beauties participants and photographer (from back left: Lesiba Mothibe, Miss Tee Menu, Ntsantsa, Kim Monoto, Roxy Msizi, Yaya Mavundla and Prof. Zanele Muholi. Pic by Lerato Dumse

The tragic news of Menu losing her life in a car accident started circulating Sunday morning. Many family, friends, colleagues and community members have taken to social media to share memories and mourn their beloved Miss Tee.

A memorial service has been set for Thursday April 11 at Miss Tee’s home 3537 Mina Nawe Phase 1, Daveyton 5-8pm.

Previous titles include:
 Miss Gay Daveyton Photogenic 2013, 
 Miss Uthingo 2013,                                                                                                                                 Miss Simply Blue 2013
2nd Princess, Miss Gay Soweto 2013 
2nd Princess, Miss Valentine 2014 
1st Princess, Miss Valentine 2014 – Miss Personality, 
Miss Gay Queen of Queens 2014 
Miss Gay Jozi 2014.

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