KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier, Sihle Zikalala,  has congratulated the 24-year-old Lalela Mswane on being crowned Miss South Africa.

Mswane is from the KwaSokhulu area near Richards Bay in KZN.

Mswane, who holds a law degree, is also a model and a dancer.

Zikalala says she is an inspiration to many young women and has made the people of the province proud.

The Premier says the provincial government will support Mswane’s efforts to empower young people at schools so they can find jobs and become financially secure.

Mswane says this is how she would like to help the government to alleviate poverty and unemployment.

Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021 on Saturday, 17 October 2021