‘Miss SA Is Zimbabwean’: Ndavi Nokeri’s Identity Gets Mzansi Talking!

23-year-old Ndavi Nokeri was crowned Miss South Africa 2022 at the glittering pageant finale which was held at SunBet Arena, Time Square, Pretoria.

While many were congratulating her on being crowned Miss SA, her name Ndavi Nokeri caught some netizens’ attention.
‘Miss SA Is Zimbabwean’: Ndavi Nokeri’s Identity Gets Mzansi Talking!
‘Miss SA Is Zimbabwean’: Ndavi Nokeri’s Identity Gets Mzansi Talking!
Some tweeps found her name alien to Mzansi and attributed her nationality to Zimbabwe. Mzansi is convinced that Miss SA 2022 Ndavi Nokeri is Zimbabwean.

@MarkMor75066530; Ndavi Nokeri she looks like a Zimbabwean.

@mavulandlela: Is Nokeri Ndavi a SA’n or Zimbabwe born girl. Where was she born, her schooling before tertiary? Are her parents South African citizens or they emigrated here?

@KhutsoRapudi: Zulu tribalists are saying Ndavi Nokeri is from Zimbabwe just because that Zulu girl did not win? She must try again next year because she was too excited and her answers were not that bright.

@zimende1; Born and grew up in Zimbabwe okksalayo. 

However, contrary to these assumptions, Ndavi Nokeri is South African. She was born and bred in Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa.

Speaking during her acceptance speech, Ndavi Nokeri affirmed that she hails from Limpopo.

“For a girl from Gabaza to be seen, embraced and chosen to represent her country is a groundbreaking moment. A moment that reaffirms that our dreams are valid, regardless of where we come from.”

“I am grateful for the women who have gone before me who broke the glass ceiling so I could stand here today empowered, fulfilled and ready to proudly raise the South African flag high everywhere I go and to shine the light of hope to all South Africans,” she said in her acceptance speech.

The beauty queen is also fluent in Afrikaans, Sepedi, Xitsonga and English.

Ndavi Nokeri Biography - Check The 13 Things About Miss South Africa 2022 Ndavi Nokeri:

  1. She hails from Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa.
  2. She was raised in a staunch Christian family. Both of her parents are pastors.
  3. She is the youngest child in the family.
  4. She is fluent in Afrikaans, Sepedi, Xitsonga and English.
  5. She is Miss Ben Vorster High School 2016.
  6. From 2018 to 2021, she attended the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa where she earned her bachelor’s degree in investment management.
  7. In November 2019, she was crowned Miss Jozi 2019 at Newton Music Factory in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Both of her parents attended her coronation.
  8. In January 2020, she became a member of Golden Key International Honour Society.
  9. From November 2020 to October 2021, she was a member of the University of Pretoria’s faculty of economic management and sciences committee.
  10. From September 2021 to April 2020, she was an investment associate at Jozi Angels in Sandton, Johannesburg.
  11. From April 2022 to June 2022, she worked for Allan Gray Proprietary Limited in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa as a certified senior consultant.
  12. On August 13, 2022, she competed against nine other finalists at Miss South Africa 2022 at SunBet Arena in Time Square, Pretoria. She won the title.
  13. She was 23 years old when she was crowned Miss South Africa 2022. She will represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2022, Miss World 2022 and Miss Supranational 2023. In the event that she cannot compete in any of the three competitions, Miss South Africa 2022 first runner-up Ayanda Thabethe will take over.
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