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Zozibini Tunzi – There is always a good reason to smile

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South Africans are happy about their new queen, Zozibini Tunzi who was crowned Miss SA 2019 on Women’s Day, August 9. The 25-year-old is more than just a beauty queen, she is a woman a substance who is determined about the future. During the pageant, when asked by Anele why women had to keep smiling, she said: “We have absolutely no reason to keep smiling because South African women are dying every day.

Zozibini Tunzi

And mostly people are doing nothing about it. I think it’s time we stop asking women what to do and start asking perpetrators to do better, to be better, to start treating women the way that they deserve to be treated. It is not up to us, it is up to the perpetrators to start doing right.

Zozibini Tunzi

Taking to her Instagram page on Wednesday, Tunzi shared a post dedicated to brown-skinned girls concerning the negative comments she’d received due to her blackness, saying the comments received was nothing new for women of colour
She said society had been programmed to view anything not black as beautiful and the furthest “you are from being fair-skinned the uglier you”.

Zozibini Tunzi

“This universal standard of beauty has been an uphill battle for people to unlearn”. Tunzi hoped that, at the Miss Universe pageant, she’d be able to shatter these “misconception and stereotypes people have of beauty”.

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People of colour should keep inserting themselves in spaces where we (people of colour) have been told we do not belong”.Those who think black isn’t beautiful must get ready to experience the depth and magic of a black woman.

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