Zozibini Tunzi, originally from the Eastern Cape, was crowned Miss South Africa 2019 during a glitzy ceremony at Time Square in Pretoria on Friday evening.
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
Messages of congratulation streamed in on social media and included tweets from the government and from individual ministers.
Many twitter users feel Tunzi's win will serve as an inspiration for girls and women everywhere.
The 25-year-old public relations student says she's humbled and honoured and will use her new responsibility effectively.
Thank you so much, I'm genuinely humbled❤️🙏🏾 https://t.co/NXXGO6w94m— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) August 10, 2019
What an honor. Thank you so much🙏🏾😊 https://t.co/BLp7KfJ9hl— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) August 10, 2019
I am realizing more with every passing minute the responsibility that comes with the platform I have just acquired. I intend to use it as positively and as effectively as possible. Thank you so much for taking time to congratulate me. I'm very honored🙏🏾 https://t.co/VeeH91audK— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) August 10, 2019
I don't even know what to say sis. Thank you so much 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7WKqH1e4RA— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) August 10, 2019
Zozibini is a beautiful representation of “who was she and what did she do? she was herself, and she did it all “. Beautiful name. Beautiful mind. Beautiful personality. Well deserved #MissSA2019 👑🙌🏾😍 pic.twitter.com/MmWJUgkAwz— Bongekile Z. Radebe (@BongiZ_Radebe) August 9, 2019