Newly crowned Miss SA Shudufhadzo recently tweeted about her aspirations to become president and tweeps have had mixed feelings towards her tweet.
Shudufhadzo Musida has received a lot of criticism since taking over the reins. Despite the many appreciative supporters who thank her for being a sight for sore eyes, there is also a fair amount of haters who feel as though she has not been carrying her duties as a Miss SA.
Miss SA @abigailmusida for president ✊🏾
– honours degree in International Relations
– Bachelor of Social Science degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
But some jealous people didn’t even complete grade 12 are busy hating on her for being ambitious and so confident. pic.twitter.com/e0oQS89tur
— shangaan prince👑 (@chrisreymond89) April 8, 2021
I want to be president 🥺
— Shudufhadzo (@abigailmusida) April 7, 2021
A couple of months back she shared an Instagram post where she was wearing a brown swimsuit and enjoying a chilled day in the sun. “I’ve been waking up early to go to [the] gym and things are switching up,” she captioned her post.
Many have compared her to the current Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi whose voice was very vocal when it came to chilling topics including gender based violence. The country is faced with many social ills and many people have been looking in Shudu’s direction for words of encouragement. Like many would like to argue, she is Miss SA after all so she automatically became a role model.
After posting her pictures this is what many had to say:
We gave a hand, you became Miss SA. Now you want the whole arm. Yonela pic.twitter.com/aZArQUQ1wK
— Qhama Dlula (@qhamadlula_) April 8, 2021
@Nthlahle said: “Curent Miss SA ke Mathata (is a problem). No nice/motivational message. She only tweet nudes.”
@AdvoBarryRoux wrote: “Our new Miss SA is always walking around Sandton mall half naked.”
@isbhamuu wrote: “As much as I love Shudu she hasn’t been influential…besides the body positivity she hasn’t spoken on any current societal injustices , no encouraging words regarding the virus , charity work donating to people affected by the pandemic , naaaaathing just hot girl summer,” she said coupled with many laughing emojis.
@Stha_Tomose also commented: “I’m sure somewhere somehow, Miss SA does have her duties. I’m not against the half naked pics, but I would love to see her doing Miss SA duties, if there are any.”
The hate towards the current Miss SA all stems from tribalism. You hate her because she’s not from the so called “dominant” tribes, that’s why. But of course you’ll deny it. You’re no different from a racist. pic.twitter.com/SErluWyrzS
— Neo (@BrownBoyNeo) January 19, 2021
Many came to her defence saying the issue here is probably tribalism or the fact that we are currently faced with a pandemic so there isn’t much she can do.
@tshepisotkzee defended our Miss SA by saying, “It’s not that some people have a problem with Miss SA Shudu posting bikini pics. It’s just that her voice is perhaps not loud enough about the real issues the youth and ordinary South Africans are facing, especially now during a pandemic. How is she using her position?”
@ZiggyMase also defended Shudu by saying since she cannot attend events, there isn’t much she can do, “I think because of the pandemic Shudu can’t do most of her duties. Remember they’re mostly engaged in gathering/events.”
I wanted to say this the other day but fearing the new Miss South Africa’s entourag’s attack, I kept quiet. I am disappointed at how she says nothing but only post naked photos 🙈🙈 We seem like we don’t have a Miss SA this year but a pornstar… https://t.co/nREXXwpKHR pic.twitter.com/UOLMb06YrO
— Bongani Makofane (@Dibonks001) January 19, 2021
Black South African’s can’t deal with seeing another successful black individual being happy with themselves, you will see them try to discredit the individual by all means possible. We are a nation that finds happiness in tearing down another person and its sad
Miss SA pic.twitter.com/qBhhF5iKyO
— Vusumzi (@Vusi_Xhosa) January 19, 2021
Musinda clapped back at the hate by posting another bikini pic, “One More for Hate. Miss SA.”