- Zozibini Tunzi's return to South Africa was a highly-anticipated moment for her fans
- Many waited at O.R Tambo International Airport despite the wet weather
- When she finally set foot on SA soil, she was welcomed with cheer and joyful singing
Jubilation and love were in the air when Zozibni Tunzi arrived in South Africa after nine months abroad.
The beauty queen had been living in the US after she scooped up the Miss Universe crown but was glad to come home.
She shared a snap on social media of her in the flight home and expressed her happiness to return to Mzansi.
As would be expected of a proper Miss Universe, Zozi made a grand entrance at the airport and was welcomed with singing and shining smiles.
Those who gathered to welcome SA's daughter of the soil sang the national anthem and it was a dramatic and beautiful moment.
Zozi was grateful for all the love shown to her, Briefly.co.za gathered.
"I want to thank all of you guys for being here, I know you guys woke up and it was raining so you committed to being here today and I feel so special. I have been feeling the love of SA even before I went to Miss Universe...When I stood on that stage, I stood as the millions of South Africans and for that, I want to thank you so, so much."
Many of Zozi's fans felt that the rainy weather was South Africa's way of welcoming back its beautiful child.
Take a look at some of the reactions that were shared on social media as the hashtag #ZoziComesHome trended:
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