Ntsiki Mazwai sees black South Africans not connecting with Lalela

Last night, Friday 15 June, South Africans had reasons to celebrate following Lalela Mswane’s crowning to be Miss Supranational 2022.

The reigning Miss South Africa 2021 made SA proud after walking away with the coveted crown in Poland.

Lalela became the first South African contestant to win this title.

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Although her name was celebrated and topped the trending lists on social media, poet Ntsiki Mazwai felt a disconnect between Lalela and the fans back at home.

“I wanna understand why black South Africans don’t connect with Lalela… It just didn’t happen,” she asked in a tweeted.

Ntsiki also questioned the win by Lalela after she was deemed the favourite by the media.

“Now we don’t know if supranatural is being used to sanitize Israel and further push white interest in SA,” she scrutinized.

She went on to justify herself by saying, “these beauty pageants are very political… They are used for political reasons”.


Lalela remarked after winning the title.

“With this crown I carry the hopes, dreams of women who have come before me and those to come. It serves as affirmation that no dream is too small, no journey insurmountable to conquer. May it be a constant reminder to allow your feet to lead you to wherever it is your heart desires.

Thank you @misssupranational for trusting me with this crown. I look forward to making this year a truly incredible one”.

“My beloved @official_misssa ,South Africa and team Lali, your love kept me going and I’m filled with so much gratitude. We did it Mzansi !!! 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦,”

Lalela via Instagram