- Miss SA candidate Bianca Schoombee landed herself in hot water following the emergence of some of her social media posts
- Some of Schoombee's posts that were shared around six years ago were deemed to be racist and vulgar
- South Africans have taken to social media to plead for Tunzi to be allowed to retain the Miss SA title
The Miss South Africa beauty pageant has an illustrious history and has a reputation for being a showstopping event.
However, the competition was nearly brought into disrepute when news broke of the controversy surrounding one of the candidates.
Briefly.co.za reported that Bianca Schoombe trended on Twitter as South Africans dragged her for the social media posts.
The young beauty pageant hopeful was deemed to be racist and vulgar based on some of her controversial tweets in 2014.
Miss SA released a statement to condemn the news and reiterated what the pageant stands for:
"Unsavoury or unethical conduct includes, but is not limited to, bribery, racism, sexism, slander or libel."
Schoombee has since issued a public apology and retracted her entry into the competition.
However, South Africans have taken to Twitter to request that 2019 winner Zozibini Tunzi be allowed to retain the title.
Despite the fact that Tunzi handed over her crown to Sasha Lee following her epic Miss Universe triumph, she remains a fan favourite.
Briefly.co.za gauged some of the Twitter reactions and it soon became clear that many wouldn't mind seeing Tunzi represent Mzansi for another year.
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