President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, his warmest congratulations on her achievement in this global event – on behalf of all South Africans.

From the humble beginning in the town of Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe in Atlanta in the United States in the early hours of Monday morning.

Presidential Spokesperson, Khusela Diko says this is testimony to the fact that a young black African woman can reach the sky…

“Her win is an affirmation not only to women in South Africa but across the world that indeed dreams are valid. Zozibini is a passionate and advocate supporter that flies very high the flag of the gander based. She’s also stood firm in the fight against gender-based, we are proud of her, coming from the humble beginning of Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, she’s really taken the global and proved that for the black child anything is possible.”

Meanwhile, the OR Tambo district municipality in the Eastern Cape has joined the millions of South Africans in congratulating Tunzi.

“The OR Tambo Executive mayor Thokozile Sokhanyile says Zozibini’s win at the pageant is an inspiration to other rural girls and women. She says this will reassure them about the possibilities of achieving any dream regardless of their background. Tunzi was first crowned Miss SA 2019 on the 9th of August, a day set aside as Women’s Day in South Africa. Now, she has been crowned Miss Universe as the country mark’s the 16 days of activism of no violence against women and children. Mayor Sokhanyile says they are proud to call Zozibini Tunzi one of their own.”