‘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.

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Miss SA 2022 Ndavi Nokeri (Image Credit: Twitter)

While many were congratulating her on being crowned Miss SA, her name Ndavi Nokeri caught some netizens’ attention.

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.


Ndavi Nokeri she looks like a Zimbabwean.
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?
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.
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.