Words of congratulations continue to stream in for the newly crowned Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, including her province of birth, the Eastern Cape.

The premier for the province, Lubabalo Mabuyane, has congratulated her on behalf of the people from the Eastern Cape.

He says her success is a victory that should inspire young girls from all rural villages that they too can be the best in what they do with focus and dedication.

“Your current surroundings and circumstances cannot determine your final destination, you have got to work hard and this simply shows that. Also out of her, we are seeing that natural is simply the best. She is just African and we know that African hair can really compete without putting a Brazilian what-what on your head. We are quite happy to see that because she understands and knows very well where she comes from, where she is and where she is going.”

Meanwhile, messages are pouring in on Twitter after Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was announced as the winner of the Miss Universe 2019 competition.

Daily Show host Trevor Noah and former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – among many others – took to social media to congratulate Tunzi.

Tunzi, who comes from the Eastern Cape, was crowned at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.