South Africa ready to welcome Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi

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South Africa’s Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi is expected back in the country on Saturday morning after her crowning last year. Her plane is expected to touch down at OR Tambo International Airport just after 9am.

She will then leave for the Eastern Cape where she will spend some time with her family in her home village, Sidwadweni near Tsolo. She will be welcomed at the Mthatha Airport by her family, community members and traditional groups.

Family member Skunqu Gxididi says it will be a celebration of note.  “There will be an imbongi. We will then be going to Esidwadweni for a family feast where everyone is welcome to join in to welcome her. There will be umnqusho, traditional meals and a braai. She has been to sophisticated restaurants, we just want her to enjoy her time with the family.”

Catriona Gray from the Philippiness crowned her successor at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States in December.

89 women from around the world took part in the competition.

Watch: President Ramaphosa congratulates Tunzi on winning Miss Universe