The rumors about Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida have spread on the Internet recently. However, fraud has been disproved, and Shudufhadzo Musida looks to be still alive.
In November 2023, Shudufhadzo Musida, the reigning Miss South Africa 2020, faced a death hoax that spread widely on social media. False claims suggested that Musida had died in a car accident on her way to a charity event. However, these rumors have been debunked, and Musida is alive and well.
The beauty queen, known for her advocacy in mental health, promptly dismissed the false information on her Instagram and assured her followers of her well-being. This incident sheds light on the troubling trend of false information on social media, highlighting potential harm to the reputation and mental health of public figures.
Musida personally addressed the baseless allegations on Saturday, and the rumors were put to rest when a close friend confirmed her continued well-being.
About Shudufhadzo Musida
Shudufhadzo Musida, a model and beauty pageant winner from South Africa, earned the title of Miss South Africa 2020. She was born on July 18, 1996, she is the second titleholder from the province of Limpopo, following Bokang Montjane. As the first Miss South Africa with Venda as her native language, she represented South Africa in the Miss World 2022 competition.
Musida, the first bald Miss South Africa, is dedicated to promoting women’s empowerment and mental health awareness. A resident of Ha-Masia in the Vhembe District Municipality, she holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pretoria.
Before being crowned Miss South Africa, Musida was pursuing an honors degree in international relations at the University of Witwatersrand. Her mother, Thandi, works in real estate, and she has two sisters. Musida cherishes her Venda heritage and enjoys authentic Venda cuisine.
The 2020 Miss South Africa finals, held at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town in October, saw Musida as the winner. She secured the popular vote before the finals, earning prizes such as one million rand, a furnished Sandton flat, and a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet.
Musida is an advocate for women’s and children’s economic, educational, and mental health empowerment. Inspired by Zozibini Tunzi, the 2019 Miss Universe and former Miss South Africa, she participated in the Miss World 2022 contest, reaching the top 40.
Contrary to the false reports, Shudufhadzo Musida is actively engaged in her community as a mental health advocate, author, beauty queen, and UNFPA Regional Champion. Amid baseless accusations, she continues to focus on her responsibilities as Miss South Africa, including representing her country at Miss World 2022.