Qaanitah Hunter- Cii News – July 12, 2012
She cannot articulate her emotions; she is on the verge of breaking down. This was the state of former Miss South Africa (1976), Lynne Massyn, when she spoke of her embracing Islam.
In front of 10 000 guests and 450 students, Lynne proclaimed the Shahada or testimony of Faith during a graduation ceremony at the Islamic University of Gaza on Tuesday night.
She was part of a humanitarian group in Gaza representing the South African Relief Agency (SARA), under the leadership of Sheikh Walid as-Saadi. Lynne accompanied the organisation as a fellow humanitarian.
She says her interest in Islam and Muslim people began around a year and a half ago when she joined the group as the media liaison officer.