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By Lineo Lesemane

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Former Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida to launch another book and swimwear line

Shudu said she hopes to inspire children aged 6 to 10 with her new book.

Former Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida is gearing up to launch another children’s book and a swimwear line.

The beauty queen released her first children’s book, Shudu Finds Her Magic, in 2021.

The new book, which is already available for pre-orders, is titled I am Shudu, Finding my Voice, Knowing My Strength.

Musida said she hopes the book will inspire and empower all children aged between 6 to 10.

She added: “I am excited to introduce my new book, I am Shudu, Finding my Voice, Knowing my Strength, which explores themes of bullying, identity, bravery, forgiveness, displaced families, and the bond of friendships.

“But most importantly, the power of community and the magic we find when we use our voices. I am working with Jacana Media on this coming-of-age story, with beautiful illustrations from the award-winning Chantelle and Burgen Thorne,” she wrote on her social media platforms.

The new book is available in four languages, English, Tshivenda, Afrikaans, and IsiXhosa, while the first book is available in six languages, including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Tshivenda, isiXhosa, and isiZulu.

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Swimwear line

According to the Entertainment Commentator, Phil Mphela, Musida is set to launch a swimwear line called Imbe.

“Shudu is paying homage to her heritage with Imbe shortened for ‘Imbelani’ meaning to sing or praise in TshiVenda,” Phil said in a tweet.

People have since reacted, applauding the model for her new business move. One netizen wrote: “She is really choosing her own path and opening a business is a good idea especially since we all know she loves a swimsuit n who wouldn’t with that body n woolies is good store… hope @abigailmusida markets it like crazy by posting herself wearing it on beaches, pools, etc.”

Another one said: “The problem now is she will focus on designs that look good on her ravishing body and forget we are not like her.”

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