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Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is coming home

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This is the first time she will be on Mzansi soil since been crowned Miss Universe.

PRETORIA – Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi will return to South

Africa for her official homecoming celebration this Saturday.

The African beauty was crowned the 68th Miss Universe on December 8 in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Tunzi is scheduled to embark on a week-long celebration that includes

visits to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mthatha and the two villages she grew up in,

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0px”>Tunzi said on Wednesday she was “thrilled” to be returning home. 

“I can’t wait to feel the

energy when I get back. This win hasn’t just been about me, I share it with all

South Africans and I have been counting the days until I can celebrate

this achievement with my people in the spirit of Mzansi,” she said via a statement. 

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Her whistle-stop visit will include official welcomes

at both OR Tambo and Mthatha airports, street parades in Mthatha, Tsolo, Cape

Town and Johannesburg. She will also be a guest of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at his State of the Nation Address. 

I’m so excited 😄😄❤️https://t.co/NlMWWqmSMz

— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi)February 3, 2020 Tunzi will be welcomed at OR

Tambo by the Soweto Gospel Choir. She will also be received by communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and deputy arts and culture minister Makhotso Sotyu. She will make her way to her home village on Saturday afternoon. 

“While I have been in

New York, I have longed for two things, sunshine and the voices of African

people raised in song. I cannot wait to be a part of the celebration – Eastern

Cape style – that is being planned,” she was quoted saying.

On Sunday, she is

expected to unveil a mural that has been made in her honour, followed by a visit

to her primary school on Monday, a bus parade through the streets of

Johannesburg on Thursday, and will touch base in Cape Town on Friday.

African News Agency