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By Ntsieni Sirwali 

Rolivhuwa Tondani Sikhwari was crowned as the new Miss South African Plus World 2019/20 winner on Saturday, 06 April 2019. The event was held at Bloemfontein over the weekend. 

The 22-year-old final year LLB student (14007182) at the University of Venda, who hails from Makwarela near Thohoyandou says that it is such an honour to be crowned as Miss South Africa Plus World 2019/2020. 

Photo supplied: Rolivhuwa Tondani Sikhwari (middle) with Tisetso Mashabathakga, 1st Princess and Petronella Mabaso 2nd Princess of Miss SA Plus World 2019/2020 

“I conquered everything that they said I wouldn’t, plus size is indeed beautiful,” said Shikhwari 

Sikhwari said that her journey to the finalist was quite fun. “I met a lot of beautiful women with different personalities, characters and cultures, and we created an awesome sisterhood where we get to know each other, assist in challenging times, and support each other’s events,” She added 

“My next step is to involve myself with the community, give my all to elevate and promote humanitarian services around South Africa,” said the newly crowned Miss South African Plus World. 

Rolivhuwa Tondani Sikhwari is still going to compete in Texas in August 2020 with other international women for Miss Plus World. 

“A word of advice to all other plus ladies out there is that your body doesn’t define who you are, your inner beauty unleashes your outer beauty, you are more than just your body,” Sikhwari. 

Sikhwari extended her special gratitude to Mudifho Empire for hosting Miss Venda plus size, for it is where she got to know and be part of Miss South Africa Plus World and the founder of Miss South Africas plus world Mr chief leeuw. “Had it not been for them, I wouldn’t have been a queen that I am today,” she said. 

Her 1st Princess Tisetso Mashabathakga from Gouteng and the 2nd Princess Petronella is from Mpumalanga. Petronella is also a Univen student and she is due to graduate her Bachelor of Environmental Sciences in May 2019 graduation. 

Photo supplied: Tondani Sikhwari (seated) pose for a photo with other contestants 

The University of Venda students participated in this completion in numbers. One of them is Precicah Shuan Shibambu (23), Univen Radio staff member and is doing her final year of Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies in the School of Human and Social Sciences. On the above photo, she is 2nd from right. 

Issued by: Department of Communications and Marketing, University of Venda 

Tel: (015) 962 8525 

Date: 12 April 2019