Thuli Madonsela Claps Back At Miss SA Event Dress Criticism

Trolls compared her dress to a bedspread or a curtain

By  | Aug 11, 2022, 12:12 PM  | Drama

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Professor and Miss SA 2022 judge Thuli Madonsela, has clapped back at trolls after they dragged her for what she wore at a Miss South Africa event.

On Women’s Day, Madonsela posted a picture of herself wearing a dress with shades of blue, purple, and pink, and it had frills on the edges, but instead of praising homegirl, twitter users criticized her and many of the comments were harsh. The dress left Tweeps with mixed reactions and they expressed how they felt about it.

Taking to her Twitter account, she asked for advice after trolls dragged her "A few “not so kind people” have said my Designed and Made in Rwanda Dress looks like a bedspread or curtain. Do you agree? 

“The material used for the Rwandan traditional dresses? Does it mean some of those commenting may be unconsciously ethnocentric,” she wrote.
Mandonsela has revealed what she is looking forward to from a Miss SA. "An inspirational leader who believes in the possibility of and is playing her part to build a more just world. Miss South Africa is symbol of all the beauty that makes South Africa great. She inspires hope, goodness and valour. She aspires to nourish those around her and blooms like a rose amidst the thorns. She has the ability to turn graves into gardens. I am looking for a virtuous woman who walks tall in her covenant blessings. A woman on an urgent mission. A woman who is not confined to one particular role but demonstrates the capacity to live a life filled with purpose," she said.

Among the all-female judging panel are former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi (2019) and Miss World Rolene Strauss (2014), award-winning investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender, businesswoman Suzette van der Merwe and actor Thando Thabethe.

The Miss South Africa pageant, which takes place at Sun International’s flagship venue, the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, promises to be a spectacular and entertainment-packed show and takes place during Women’s Month. Miss South Africa 2022 will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and Mnet (DStv Channel 101) on Saturday, August 13 from 18h30 and streamed for an international audience on the Miss South Africa app.

The Top 10 competing for the crown is: Anarzade Omar, Ayanda Thabethe, Itumeleng Parage, Keaoleboga Nkashe, Lebogang Mahlangu, Luvé Meyer, Luyanda Zuma, Ndavi Nokeri, Pearl Ntshehi and Tamsyn Jack.

The winner of Miss South Africa 2022 will receive a stunning package of prizes and sponsorships worth more than R3 million when she takes over the crown from reigning Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane on Saturday night.
The new queen is set to collect R1 million in cash from the Miss South Africa Organisation as well as the use of a serviced apartment at the lavish Ellipse Waterfall – developed by Tricolt and Attacq – for the year of her reign. Located in the heart of Waterfall City, the apartment comes fully furnished by Superbalist, with homeware by Woolworths and blinds by Galaxy Blinds. She will also get to drive a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan during her reign.

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