Shudu Finds Her Magic

Shudufhadzo Musida Images via Twitter @abigailmusida

‘Shudu Finds Her Magic’: Miss South Africa launches her children’s book

Miss South Africa Shudu Musida, launched her children’s book ‘Shudu Finds Her Magic’ on 1 September. The book is available in six languages!

Shudu Finds Her Magic

Shudufhadzo Musida Images via Twitter @abigailmusida

The reigning Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida published a children’s book she creatively titled Shudu Finds Her Magic

Musida officially launched the book on 1 September and partnered with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and Childline South Africa to help children who have been victims of bullying. 

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In the book, Musida narrates the story of her upbringing in Ha-Vhangani, a small village in Limpopo. A young Musida has to move away from Limpopo to Mpumalanga where her mom has just gotten a new job. At her new school, Musida is bullied by the other pupils. 

She shared that one lesson she learnt about going through something as a young girl, is the importance of talking to an adult you trust. 

“This could be a parent, a family member, a teacher or an elder. Remember that being bullied is not your fault. There is nothing wrong with you.”


The children’s book is available in six languages for everyone across South Africa to read. Some of the languages you can read Shudu Finds Her Magic in are isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho and Afrikaans. 

Musida took to her Instagram to share that for every copy of the book sold, another copy will be donated to SADAG and Childline SA. She also took a moment to thank everyone who has supported her thus far. 

“I’ve always believed that I don’t stand alone but I have a village behind me and thank you so much to you all for being my village.” 

The children’s book is available at retailers across the country.

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Shudu was crowned Miss South Africa 2020 last year. She will represent South Africa in the Miss World 2021 pageant on 16 December in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Miss South Africa runner-up Thato Mosehle competed in the Miss Supranational pageant in August. 

She was crowned the second runner-up in the competition in Nowy Sacz, Poland.