East London teenager the youngest in Champion Boerewors competition


The East London teenager, Mee-Shaan Lewis, 14, is by far the youngest finalist in the history of Top 18 Shoprite/Checkers Champion Boerewors competition.

For the teenager, being one of the finalists is a huge achievement, considering the fact that she only started learning to make boerewors a year ago from her father and established boerewors maker, Markum Lewis.

Mee-Shaan says she was inspired to follow on her father’s footsteps after he won the provincial prize and qualified for the finals.

“It really started interesting me. My father taught me and I now know that texture, colour and flavour are most important Lewis told Go & Express.

“I was defending provincial champion and from there she started showing interest,” said Markum.

According to Markum, Mee-Shaan had entered this year’s competition, held in Port Elizabeth on the 18th of July, with her 18-year old brother.

All three champion round winners in the province namely: Mee-Shaan, Ayanda Dyanse and Aubrey Williams were to compete in the top 18 over the weekend in Cape Town.

Mee-Shaan, said at the time: “I am aiming to win it-to make my community and family proud. I am confident going up against some of the best boerewors makers in South Africa.”

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