Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, is representing South Africa at Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia USA on 8 December 2019.
“We have absolutely no reason to keep on smiling because South African women are dying every day and most people are doing nothing about it. It’s not up to us, it’s up to the perpetrators to start doing right.” was Zozi’s answer to a question from the judges on the night she was crowned Miss South Africa.
She is devoting her reign to making perpetrators of gender-based violence take responsibility, and she’s inviting South African men to help her do just that.
Zozi is aligning herself with the United Nations solidarity campaign #HeForShe for the advancement of gender equality.