Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi will return to South Africa next week, to judge the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant
Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned at The Table Bay hotel in an entertainment-packed event on Saturday, October 24, from 17h00. The event will be screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and will also be streamed online.
For Zozibini this moment seems surreal, “I was a contestant on stage just a year ago and was in awe of the women on the judging panel,” she says.
Zozibini was crowned Miss Universe last year, after she scooped the Miss SA 2019 title, “I know what it is like first hand to be in the job that these incredible women are applying for. I am excited to see how that experience will be of help in the judging panel. One woman’s life is about to change and I am a part of a panel that will make that happen. I am nervous but mostly humbled and excited by it.”
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This day will always have a special place in my heart for 2 reasons. The first being that it is women’s day and the second one being that I won Miss South Africa on this day. This video is so relevant for Women’s day as it touches on one of the biggest struggles women face, that being Femicide and abuse. I had two ways to answer this question. I could have easily said every wonderful thing about women but that would have been an injustice to the cries of South African women. I chose the uncomfortable hard hitting truth. I remember when I uttered my first words, you could hear a pin drop in that arena because thats how silent it was for the first few seconds. I knew that millions of people were watching and I wanted to do my part. I wasn’t going to change the world alone in those 30 seconds but I believed that my small part was a contribution to a bigger fight. That’s what it takes. A collection of small efforts from everyone. May we always find the courage to speak out and act against injustices. Happy Miss SA Anniversary to me. And happy Women’s Day South Africa❤
The all-female judging line-up includes some of the country’s most respected and influential personalities with Tunzi being joined by Peggy-Sue Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, and Leandie du Randt and a fifth judge is yet to be revealed.
Performing Artistes on the night are , Mi Casa and Sho Madjozi