Anele Mdoda defends Miss SA amidst new wave of cyberbullying

Anele Mdoda was one of the people who came to the defence of Miss SA 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida, following her tweet expressing her aspirations of one day being the president of South Africa.

Anele Mdoda took to Twitter on Thursday, 8 April 2021, to come to the defence of the reigning Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida. Musida faced backlash for her tweet from Wednesday, 7 April 2021, in which she expressed her aspirations of one day being the president of the country.

Her tweet sparked criticism from social media users. However, this is not the first time that Miss SA has had to face the brunt of social media. Mostly recently, Musida faced backlash for posting yet another image of herself in a bikini. The post led to comparisons between her and reigning Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi.

Mdoda, who was part of the judging panel that decided to crown Musida, came to her defence. In her post, she suggested that the reason for the consistent cyberbullying is that she is a Black woman and “South Africans are violent to Black women.”

See the post below.