Here's what went down at the Miss Universe parade in Joburg

South Africans came out in their numbers on the streets of Johannesburg to get a glimpse of SA's sweetheart Zozibini Tunzi at her Miss Universe homecoming victory parade on Thursday morning.

Zozibini started the Johannesburg leg of the parade at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, stopping in Braamfontein, Marshalltown, and the Joburg CBD.

SowetanLIVE's sister publication TshisaLIVE was outside the Maslow Hotel on Thursday morning, capturing the atmosphere as excited stans of Zozibini anxiously waited to see her board the bus.

As stylish as ever, Zozibini finally appeared from inside the hotel and had everyone in awe of her beauty. Everyone wanted a pic with her.

Mpho Masekwameng was in the crowd to welcome Miss Universe and told TshisaLIVE she was excited to finally see Zozibini in person.

She said how much she loved what Miss Universe stood for and how she wanted women to “take up space”.  

Excited at just having seen Zozibini, Nomfundo Masilela said Miss Universe continued to inspire her every day.

 Zozibini won the hotly contested Miss Universe title on December 8 in Atlanta, US, making millions proud.

Speaking on her homecoming, Zozi earlier told TshisaLIVE: “There is no place like home. No place like SA. I feel like this is where I gather my strength. So being home is like having a renewed spirit in me.”

Zozibini waved to the crowd standing outside The Maslow Hotel, before her bus commenced on its route.

To make sure that the tour went smoothly, JMPD was in place to ease traffic congestion in certain areas of the city.

This is what happened on the streets of Johannesburg during the tour:

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