SHUDUFHADZO MUSIDA is standing tall and proud after being named MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2020 – beating the likes of Thato Mosehle, Natasha Joubert, Aphelele Mbiyo, Busisiwe Mmotla, Chantelle Pretorius, Jordan van der Vyver, Karishma Ramdev, Lebogang Mahlangu, and Melissa Nayimuli at the 62nd annual pageant at a socially-distanced, televised event at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday night.
The 23-year-old from Limpopo was one of ten contestants from across the country battling it out for the top honour, with an event that marks an end to a journey that started with online applications in May.
The 2020 winner who took over from Miss South Africa 2019, Sasha-Lee Olivier, is a resident of Johannesburg, who graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), and is currently completing a BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.
Her priorities after winning the crown are to highlight and raise awareness around mental health, as well as promoting the country on the global stage.
Along with the title of Miss SA, Musida walks away with prizes and sponsorships worth up to R3 million. She will receive a R1 million cash prize from the Miss South Africa Organisation and for the year of her reign, use of a fully furnished and serviced apartment in Central Square in Sandton with interior decor by Enza Home, and a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet.
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