Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned as Miss South Africa 2020. The pageant was held at the Table Bay hotel in Cape Town and was hosted by South African media personality, Nomzamo Mbatha and judged by Kim Engelbrecht, Zozibini Tunzi, Anele Mdoda, Peggy-Sue Khumalo and Leandie Durant.
The 23-year-old new Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida, beat 15 other contestants from across the country to scoop the prestigious crown. Musida walks away with a lucrative R3-million prize package.
Your MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2020!@abigailmusida 👑
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) October 24, 2020
Her prizes include R1-million in cash from the Miss South Africa Organisation, as well as the use of a fully furnished and serviced flat at the luxurious Central Square.
A Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet for will make sure that Musida gets around in style for the year of her reign.
Thato Mosehle from North West Province is the first runner-up, while Natasha Joubert from Gauteng took the third spot.
About Shudufhadzo Musida
Shudufhadzo Musida is a 23-year-old from Ha-Masia in Limpopo and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria. The new Miss SA is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.
Musida is passionate about the economic and educational empowerment of women and children. This passion is deeply rooted in the fact that she grew up in a village where people have five career choices -doctor, nurse, police officer, teacher or working in a store. ”
“There is nothing wrong with these careers but there is such a wider range to choose from. I believe that this platform could highlight that through its vision of female empowerment and breaking boundaries.I would also ensure that my social causes are carried out.” – she answered when she was asked why she wants to be Miss South Africa and what does she think she will be able to bring to the role.
Shudufhadzo Musida’s role models include Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Toni Morrison, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Gcuka and Amina J. Mohammed. She says they are such strong women with so much grace. They inspire her to be better versions of myself.
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