Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard joins millions of South Africans and Billions of people around the globe in celebrating yet another victory for our country.

Our Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has won Miss Universe 2019 pageant held in Atlanta USA.

After wowing to the judges and fans throughout the competition Zozibini managed to swoop the title, taking over from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Zozibini is the third South African to win the Miss Universe crown.

The first was Margaret Gardiner in 1978, followed by Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017.
She is also the first Miss Universe to wear the brand-new “Power of Unity” crown which is said to be worth R73 million.

Zozibini Tunzi is from a small town Tsolo in the rural of Eastern Cape, inspired young kids that their skin and hair is indeed beauty, she further emphasized that the most important thing is to take girls, train and give them space in leadership in order to cement their place in society.

This was shown in her courageous work prior her going to Miss Universe, having resumed her fight against gender-based violence a scourge that has and continuously causes pain to the soul of South Africa, as women and children daily are attacked, gruesomely murdered, and abused in any way that perpetrators deem.
She raised the flag not just to South Africans to say enough is enough but to
the world stage to join in the fight, declaring Gender-based violence as a global
disaster in human existence.

The crowning of Zozibini Tunzi as Miss Universe may have not come at a better
time when the country is on its annual 16 Days of activism. Tunzi asked Men of
South Africa to write letters of love that were imbedded in her National dress
to show the world that South African Man can love and perpetrators have no
place in our society.

We are indeed a winning nation capable in all aspects therefore let us join
hands with our Zozi in the fight against GBVs as she returns home to cement
her work in society
We congratulate Zozibini Tunzi our Miss South Africa/Miss Universe and wish
her nothing but the best in her tenure on both responsibilities. We shall
support her till the end.
Halala Mamtolo, Ah Mchenge!!
Issued by: Yongama Zigebe
UDMYV Gauteng Secretary