Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss SA 2019
Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss South Africa 2019.
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.
South Africa, meet your #MissSA2019 @zozitunzi – the Queen of the Nation. 👑— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) August 9, 2019
Reply below with your well wishes as she wears her crown and begins her reign to represent us across the globe. pic.twitter.com/pi93tpMQgk
She takes the crown over from Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green.
We wish #MissSA2018, @TamarynGreen, all the best on her new chapter as she hands over the crown to the new #MissSA2019.— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) August 9, 2019
You reigned with poise and grace. Thank you for serving your country and for flying the South African flag so high! pic.twitter.com/SB4TNxEXYl
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.
I see so much of myself in her, and today I felt like she won for girls like “us”— phel_z 🍿 (@Pheladi_24) August 9, 2019
It was personal fam!!! Too personal 🥺#MissSA2019
Our hair is our crown, Congratulations Zozibini an African crown on her authentic hair bona🥰🥰🥰 we getting there little by little. What a beautiful way to celebrate our National Women’s Day. #misssa2019— Nontethelelo Ndabandaba (@NtetheGal) August 9, 2019