Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi will return to South Africa for her official homecoming celebration this Saturday since taking the title on December 8 in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.
As the 68th Miss Universe winner, Tunzi will embark on a week-long festivity that includes visits to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mthatha and the two villages she grew up in – Tsolo and Dutywa in the Eastern Cape.
Tunzi says she is thrilled to be coming home: “I can’t wait to feel the energy when I get back. This win hasn’t just been about me; I share it with all South Africans and I have been counting the days until I can celebrate this achievement with my people in the spirit of Mzansi.”
On Thursday afternoon, 13 February, she will fly to Cape Town where she will be the personal guest of President Cyril Ramaphosa as he gives his State of the Nation Address in Parliament.
The following day (Friday, February 14), it will be the turn of Cape Town residents to see Tunzi as she makes her way through the city in a street parade (route to be announced).
Welcome home our Queen!
The time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Our beautiful Miss Universe, @zozitunzi will be coming back home! She will be flying back to South Africa with SAA in the new Airbus A350-900 for the first time since being crowned. #MissUnivers2019 #LookUpSAA #FlySAA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/f6klwzSGTn
— SAA – South Africa (@flysaa) February 5, 2020