Shudufhadzo Musida was crowned Miss South Africa 2020 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, October 24 at Sun International’s Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
The 24-year-old beauty from Ha-Mssia, Limpopo, holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pretoria, and currently pursuing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.
“Just like that a life has been changed forever,” she posted on social media shortly after her victory. She added: “I carry with me the women that came before me so that tonight could be. May this year be one of purpose and change. My beloved South Africa, Ndo livhuwa.”
Shudufhadzo will represent South Africa at the 69th Miss Universe pageant which is expected to be held in the first quarter of next year in the USA.
Thato Mosehle and Natasha Joubert finished first and second runners-up, respectively, and they are expected to compete at the next Miss World and Miss Supranational competitions. Melissa Nayimuli and Lebogang Mahlangu completed the Top 5 finalists.
The new Miss South Africa succeeds Sasha-Lee Olivier to take home more than R3 million worth of prizes including cash, a flat at the luxurious Central Square, and a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet.
Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi flew back from New York to grace the competition and join the distinguished all-women panel of judges.
Photos: Miss South Africa