Written by on February 12, 2020


Thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the streets and greet reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi when she rides in an open-topped bus through the streets of Johannesburg on Thursday morning as part of her triumphant homecoming tour.

She will be joined by the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Cllr Geoffrey Makhubo and Cllr Loyiso Masuku, MMC Corporate and Shared Services and leader of the Business Executive.

The City of Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Makhubo, said: “Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi has done our country and continent proud. As her city of residence during her time as Miss South Africa, we are very happy to host her victory tour around this great city of Johannesburg.”

He added that Africa’s financial capital, Johannesburg, has had excellent international exposure “because of ambassadors like Zozi. We salute her and wish her well for her reign and in her new found home, in that other great city, New York.”

The bus will leave the Maslow Hotel on Thursday, February 13 at 09:00 and the route is as follows:

  • From the Maslow Hotel: Right into Rivonia Road
  • Left into Grayston Drive
  • Right into Sandton Drive
  • Left into Rivonia Road
  • Left into Fifth Street
  • Right into Maude Street *Sandton Convention Centre Precinct*
  • Right into West Street *Gautrain Precinct*
  • Left into Katherine Street
  • Right into Grayston Drive
  • Right into M1 South
  • Off Ramp – Jan Smuts Avenue
  • Left into Empire Road *Wits University*
  • Right into Melle Street
  • Left into Jorissen Street
  • Left into Civic Boulevard * City of Joburg Metropolitan Centre (Head Office)*
  • Right into Hoofd Street
  • Right into Joubert Extension
  • Proceed Straight into De Korte Street *Braamfontein*
  • Left into Bertha Street
  • Proceed over Mandela Bridge
  • Left into Lillian Ngoyi
  • Right into Simmonds Street *Gauteng Provincial Legislature* Bank City*
  • Proceed Straight until Booysens Road
  • Right into M1 North and back to Maslow Hotel Sandton

JMPD will escort the bus from the Maslow Hotel throughout the route and back. The tour ends at noon.

This will be on the back of Tunzi’s celebrated homecoming tour of the Eastern Cape earlier this week

Capetonians will also have a chance to see Tunzi during a street parade in the Mother City the following day, Friday February 14. Details to follow.

The Miss Universe homecoming sponsors are The Department of Arts & Culture, The Ministry of Communications, South African Tourism, Brand South Africa, Mercedes Benz and Sun International.

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About the Miss Universe Homecoming Tour

As the 68th Miss Universe winner, Tunzi is currently on a week-long festivity that includes visits to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mthatha and the two villages she grew up in – Tsolo and Dutywa. She was welcomed at OR Tambo at the weekend by dignitaries and members of the public before flying to the Eastern Cape. After her tour of Joburg, she will fly to Cape Town where she will be the personal guest of President Cyril Ramaphosa as he gives his State of the Nation Address in Parliament. The following day (Friday, February 14), it will be the turn of Cape Town residents to see Tunzi as she makes her way through the city in a street parade.

 About the Miss Universe Organisation

The Miss Universe Organisation (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realise their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success.  MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful”. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® programmes provide the 10,000 women who participate annually with an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts. The contestants and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities, develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to do the same. The Miss Universe Organisation is an Endeavor company. To learn more, visit

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