Zozibini Tunzi Siya Kolisi SONA 2020

Photo: Miss Universe / Twitter

Miss SA: Zozibini Tunzi upsets “woke folk” with Post Office faux-pas

At the risk of echoing the boomers, people get outraged by anything these days. Miss SA – Zozibini Tunzi – is under-fire for… standing near a post office.

Zozibini Tunzi Siya Kolisi SONA 2020

Photo: Miss Universe / Twitter

A number of social media users have targeted Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi this week, following her farewell message to South Africa ahead of a busy week. The Eastern Cape beauty is jetting off to the United States to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, but not everyone is best pleased with her goodbyes.

Miss SA and the post office issue

This is the message she posted on Twitter. Just see if you can work out what’s wrong with it. We struggled for a fair while, before Googling what the issue was…

Why people were upset with Zozibini Tunzi

Apparently, her decision to meet fans outside of a post office in OR Tambo has been labelled as a “tone deaf” move. The spot has been singled out, as UCT Student Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and killed in Cape Town post office building. The link is tenuous at best, but it drew the whingers out…

Zozibini Tunzi defended by fans

Fortunately for Zozibini Tunzi, her legion of fans were right there to defend her. Many questioned how the mere mention of a post office could upset people, when violent crimes are reported all across the country in different venues. Some social media users were slammed for their “faux-activism”:

Miss SA at Miss Universe

Thankfully, the controversy hasn’t dampened the spirits of Zozibini Tunzi. She enjoyed a rapturous reception at the airport earlier this afternoon, before embarking on her flight to Atlanta, Georgia. The competition takes place from 2:00 – 5:00 early on Monday morning.