Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss SA 2019

Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss South Africa 2019.

Zozibini Tunzi is crowned Miss SA 2019. Picture: Miss South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss South Africa 2019.

Tunzi, a 25-year-old student who originally hails from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, beat 15 other contestants to the coveted crown in a glittering ceremony on 9 August, Women's Day, at Times Square in Pretoria.

She takes the crown over from Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green.

Tunzi has been a firm favourite with the public since the top 16 finalists were announced a few weeks prior to the ceremony.

It was between her and fellow finalist 26-year-old Wits University student, Sasha-Lee Olivier from Johannesburg in the battle for the crown during the last question and answer session.

Twitter users shared congratulatory messages for Tunzi.