Miss SA truly embodies being young, gifted and black

OPINION | Miss SA truly embodies being young, gifted and black

16.8.2019

OPINION | Miss SA truly embodies being young, gifted and black

Zozibini Tunzi wears her crown the way nature made her, writes Nomkhitha Gysman

Come 1993, and it was a culture shock when Jackie Mofokeng won the title during the time of transition in SA. She attracted negative criticism, starting from her features and looks. Nonetheless I believe that her winning contributed to the acclaimed"Rainbow Nation" project as we South Africans started to appreciate our own diversity: those who have won after her, have it better.

Tunzi knows where the need is, her focus during her reign is on early childhood development. She will be a role model to many girls; those who fight with their parents every morning to have their kinky hair neat before going to school. The embracing of blackness that we appreciate in Tunzi, we now need to see it transferred to other women of her age. It is over four decades and Biko's idea is now really gaining momentum, Tunzi has picked up the baton and she's running with it!

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