New Miss SA to be crowned tomorrow
Ziphozakhe Zokufa takes the reigns from Rolene Strauss, after she was crowned Miss World in London on Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG - The organisers of Miss South Africa say the crowning of Ziphozakhe Zokufa as the new Miss South Africa will take place on Wednesday.
Zokufa, who was the first runner up, takes the reigns from Rolene Strauss, after she was crowned Miss World in London on Sunday.
Miss South Africa spokesperson Claudia Henkel says Zokufa will take over the reins and duties of the outgoing Miss South Africa this week at a glitzy event in Sandton.
"We are honoured and proud to announce that the new Miss South Africa, Ziphozakhe Zokufa, will be crowned at the Maslow Hotel."
She will own the crown until the new Miss South Africa is chosen in March next year.
Zokufa will also represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Florida next month.
Strauss has thanked the country and her parents for their support.
"Thank you very much for all the support and I absolutely love you and this crown is dedicated to all of you."
Hungary's Edina Kulcsár came second and Elizabeth Safrit, representing the United States, came third.
Strauss, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Free State, is the third South African to win the title.
Previous winners are Penelope Anne Coelen, in 1958 and Anneline Kriel, who took the crown in 1974.
Kriel was first princess in the event, but took over as Miss World when the original winner, Helen Morgan, resigned after four days when it emerged that she had a child.