The Miss South Africa (SA) organisation has been accused of “disregarding” Sasha-Lee Olivier as Zozibini Tunzi’s successor, following the latter’s crowning as Miss Universe in December 2019.
Sasha-Lee Olivier is the reigning Miss South Africa, and people took to Twitter to reiterate that point on Thursday, 4 June 2020, as many still consider Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, as the titleholder. This comes shortly after the closure of this year’s entries.
With Zozibini being featured in the Miss SA 2020 advert, and most of the promotional activity, many have accused the organisation of disregarding Sasha-Lee’s reign, further calling it “rude” and “unfair.” Twitter users have also suggested that the organisation is partly responsible for South Africans not considering Sasha-Lee as the titleholder because of a lack of promotion in her name.
The sentiments were further fuelled by popular Twitter personality, Koshiek Karan, who suggested that there is no need for the pageant this year.
See the posts below.
I blame the organisers for not promoting Sasha Lee. Now many still think Zozi is still our Miss SA. Sasha is gorgeous shame. pic.twitter.com/XhVbehxOca
— Kathy⭐🛡 (@Kathy_cool2) June 4, 2020
People are being rude about disregarding Sasha as Miss SA.. Its quite crass and rude.. Personally I am also a huge fan of Zozi but to disrespect Sasha in her name is quite crass.. The fact remains Sasha is the current Miss SA and Zozi is Miss Universe..Lets not be snaaks
— Dudoo (@Dudoo_D) June 4, 2020
South Africa will be perfectly fine without a Miss SA for a year.
— eDaddy (@iamkoshiek) June 4, 2020
Zozi will forever be Miss SA and Miss Universe https://t.co/p69aAZb7il
— Thulani Msane (@Jayjayzn) June 4, 2020
Miss SA 2019 Sasha Lee, put some respect on her name👑 pic.twitter.com/hwOc32AYfL
— goitumetswe (@tumipitswane) June 4, 2020