Social media platform Twitter is always an interesting place to be when there’s something huge happening online and we were not disappointed after the platform went agog following the crowning of Sasha-Lee Olivier as the new Miss SA.
Zozibini Tunzi won the coveted prize but having won the Miss Universe award, she had to relinquish the SA crown but fans are still not happy and made that crystal clear.
Some fans called for Zozibini Tunzi to continue in her role while others explained that it was only normal for her to vacate the SA crown for the Universe crown.
A fan on Twitter wrote:
I don’t recognize sosha Lee. Zozi is and will remain our miss South Ah. She can run this country from the towers of New York City, she just needs advice and counsel of his excellency president muhammadu Buhari.
I don't recognize sosha Lee. Zozi is and will remain our miss South Ah🙄. She can run this country from the towers of New York City, she just needs advice and counsel of his excellency president muhammadu Buhari😐
— 🖤 (@Soft_life_liver) January 16, 2020
While there are some who are unhappy about the Sosha win, others have continued to root for her at least in the best interest of South Africa and the entertainment industry at large.
I Honestly did not expect such backlash regarding Sasha-lee being Miss SA , i was under the impression that people knew the pageant rules and that one cannot reign using 2 titles simultaneously, Zozi will always be the best Miss SA, a game changer, a trailblazer but dont do this.
— Vuyiswa Mzinyathi (@vuyiswa612) January 15, 2020
Announcing Sasha Lee‘s win, the official Twitter handle of the organizers wrote:
The moment you have all been waiting for is here! We are proud to announce that @MissSasha_Lee has been crowned as the new Miss South Africa 2019.
Sasha Lee Olivier who is a model will resume her duties as the new Miss SA soon and her fans will be hoping that fans of the former award holder will rally round to support.