- Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida was trending on social media after some tweeps accused her of being arrogant
- Others felt that Musida was not as "graceful" as Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi and found her confidence off-putting
- The debate divided Mzansi users with some complaining that Shudu was only receiving hate because she is Venda, hinting at tribalism
Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida has been celebrating her win and has been absolutely radiating with confidence ever since. It appears as though for some Mzansi tweeps, Shudu's confidence might have rubbed them off the wrong way.
Some felt that Shudu was being arrogant and not graceful as Miss South Africa should be. It all started with a tweet from a certain user, @uPeace_ which has since been deleted.
@uPeace_ tweeted: "Miss SA khona into engathi ncaaaaa."
This translates to: Something is a little off with Miss SA. Twitter users started commenting on the tweet and a discussion began on the microblogging app. Judging from reactions, peeps were expecting Shudu to be as humble as Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi.
Some of Shudu's supporters went as far as saying that the hate she was getting was due to the fact that she's Venda, hinting at tribalism.
Here are some reactions from Mzansi Twitter folks:
@Cellular_ZA said: "It seems some expected Shudu to be a replica of Zozi... No it doesn’t work like that and yes there are some elements of tribalism in the hate she is getting. “Superior“ tribes find it difficult when other people prosper and they are quick to spread hate and to compare. REST REST."
@ndomfuh_1 said: "Shudu is deserving of that win so we can start having this conversation and peeling these layers. Why are we mad? No it's not that you don't just like her, let her be a foundation to start these tribalism conversations. Clocked the timing ke uShudu."
@TheDBZ94 said: "The issue with Shudu isn't even about tribalism, just that people are mean. Out here comparing her with Zozi, it's barely been two months into her reign as Miss SA and they already throwing nasty comments. It's okay not to like someone but tweeting nasty things about them is weird."
@SithaleKgaogelo commented: "I am glad Zozi has quickly shutdown the attempt to use her in discrediting Shudu. The "Zozi set the standards high". This one is our Miss SA, she is unique just like Zozi was. If you think she lacks something, just take that thing go to the competition and win it, simple."
Certain users were even dragging Miss SA for not replying to fans on social media like Zozi usually does. It appears that some peeps in Mzansi expected a replica of Zozibini but were in for a shock to see that Shudu was committed to paving her own way.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that social media users demanded that #ShuduMustFall after she unfollowed fans. A new storm has erupted on the social media platform, Twitter, on Saturday with users calling for Shudufhadzo Musida to fall in a trending hashtag #ShuduMustFall.
Briefly.co.za learned that her fan's rage was justified as they paid to vote for her in the Miss SA 2020 competition. What made her fans turn on her was that she proceeded to block and unfollow them.
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