Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Getty Images)
Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi was among President Cyril Ramaphosa's guests at the 2020 State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
This is the 26-year-old's first time back on home soil since being crowned Miss Universe 2019 in December, and earlier today sbe made her way through Johannesburg on an open double-decker bus.
However, Zozibini did not walk the red carpet alongside the other 2 000 guests but instead, entered parliament through a private entrance with the president.
The 26-year-old, who wore a yellow gown designed by Gert-Johan Coetzee, received a personal welcome from the president, who called her achievement "a reminder of our potential."
"It seemed that she was on the phone with communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abraham's. They were waving at each other while both were on the phone," he tweeted.
Zozibini was joined by Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and Sinoyolo Qumba, a Grade 11 learner from Lenasia South, who was invited by the president to help edit his 2020 State of the Nation Address.