Fact Check: Is Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida passed away in a car crash? Death Hoax Debunked

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In a disturbing incident, the reigning Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida, was subjected to a death hoax that surfaced on social media in November 2023. However, the beauty queen is alive and well, dispelling the false rumours.

False reports falsely claimed that Musida had tragically died in a car accident while on her way to a charity event. Contrary to these claims, Musida took to her Instagram to immediately deny the baseless reports and assured her followers of her well-being.

This alarming incident highlights the pervasive nature of misinformation on social platforms and its potential to affect the reputation and mental health of public figures. Musida’s swift response underscores the importance of fact-checking and responsible sharing in today’s digitally connected world.

The hoax originated from a fabricated article and a post on a facebook, page name: Mafhungo A Shango Kha Siatari La Bodo Ya Maswa Maswa Ya Vhukuma, which alleged Musida’s death in a car accident on November 23, 2023. The fabricated report quickly spread on social media, causing grief and concern among Musida’s supporters.

Many expressed condolences for the 27-year-old model, who made history as the first bald woman to win the Miss South Africa title and the second from Limpopo province. However, investigation revealed the article’s lack of authenticity, with the photo of the car taken from an unrelated incident in 2019.

Addressing her followers directly, Musida confirmed her well-being in an Instagram video, warning against believing unfounded claims circulating online. Seizing the moment, he highlighted the damaging effects of such fraud on mental health, especially amid the stress of the ongoing pandemic.

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Amidst the rumours, Musida confirmed her dedication to her upcoming Miss South Africa duties and her excitement to represent her country at Miss World 2022. Her commitment to mental health awareness and women empowerment remains unwavering.

Born on 18 July 1996 in Ha-Masia, Vhembe District, Shudufhadzo Musida graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Her advocacy extends to the empowerment of women and children, leveraging her platform to advocate for their economic and educational rights.

As the first bald Miss South Africa, Musida aspires to empower others, inspired by her Venda heritage and dedicated to her advocacy work. Contrary to recent false reports, she remains committed to her role as a mental health advocate, author, and UNFPA regional champion, remaining dedicated to her Miss South Africa responsibilities.

Despite the anxiety caused by the baseless allegations, Shudufhadzo Musida remains focused on his commitments and efforts, determined to continue his effective advocacy and representation on the global platform.

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Source: ASIA EDU

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Manoj Gadtaula is a young Indian man from Mangalore who is constantly on the lookout for new things and loves to explore. Madhuri has a great passion for helping others and motivating people. She researched the careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths of celebrities..

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