The unexpected pitting against the former Miss South Africa (SA) Zozibini Tunzi and the new Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida made its ugly head on Twitter on Saturday.
As Musida enjoys her homecoming in Limpopo, some people on Twitter thought that our new pageant queen was "lacking" personality and was not for the people.
On Twitter user said: "I absolutely have nothing against our new Miss S.A. it's just that to me she feels more like a celebrity than a beauty pageant queen if you know what I mean."
People compared how when Zozi won she was more interactive with users online than Shudu, accusing Shudu of being "cold", "distant" and not having "personally" because she is not interacting with people on Twitter.
Zozi clearly ignoring the critics sent some love towards Shudu. Tweeting on her homecoming she said: "You're doing the most. I'm so happy to see Limpopo coming out to embrace you and welcoming you home. Keep making everyone proud. We love you Miss SA. It's your time. It's your season."
You're doing the most😍— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) November 13, 2020
I'm so happy to see Limpopo coming out to embrace you and welcoming you home. Keep making everyone proud ❤🇿🇦 https://t.co/i2uDw5zAaH
Tweeps were divided on where they stood on the issue, others said the hate Shudu is receiving is linked to tribalism because of same tribes "couldn't" accept the new winner. Just as when Zozi won she didn't receive love from everyone.
It’s really ok for you guys to love Zozi & wish she could’ve been Miss SA forever but there’s honestly no need for these tweets about “something missing or off” about Shudu.— Lerato N. | uLelato (@TheGreatLerato) November 13, 2020
You’re being unnecessarily rude & also going against part of what Zozi stands for mos?
Be better people
What we’re not gonna do is act like Tsonga and Venda people don’t get unwarranted hate and violence directed at them. Them coming to the conclusion that some comments stem from tribalism isn’t just a frivolous grievance, they encounter these things enough to know what’s what.— Bassie is HEATED. (@BassieLastrassi) November 13, 2020
It seems some expected Shudu to be a replica of Zozi... No it doesn’t work like that and yes there are some elements of tribalism in the hate she is getting. “superior“ tribes find it difficult when other people prosper and they are quick to spread hate and to compare. REST REST pic.twitter.com/I9KuKFG0Hf— Cellular® (@Cellular_jnr) November 14, 2020
I am glad Zozi has quickly shutdown the attempt to use her in discrediting Shudu. The "Zozi set the standards high" 🚮
This one is our Miss SA, she is unique just like Zozi was.
If you think she lacks something, just take that thing go to the competition and win it, simple. pic.twitter.com/RPZaWeldvk— SITHALE✍🏿 (@SithaleKgaogelo) November 14, 2020
People are weird. When Zozi won the competition last year, she was never really the public's favourite(until she won Miss Universe). They trolled her on social media. Now they're busy trolling Shudu for no reason. Such toxic behaviour🤦🏽♀️— Masego Madiba (@MadibaMasego) November 13, 2020