Former Miss South Africa Suzette van der Merwe celebrates turning 50 in Mozambique

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Suzette van der Merwe (Photo: Gallo)
Suzette van der Merwe (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Former beauty queen Suzette van der Merwe celebrated her 50th birthday on a tropical island. 

Suzette, who was crowned Miss South Africa in 1990, looked incredible as she "leaped into the big 5-0," wearing a white swimsuit in Mozambique. 

"Leaping into 50! So much to be grateful for," she captioned a photo on Instagram. "Trust the magic of new beginnings," she shared in another post.

Our reigning Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green also wished Suzette a happy birthday, writing on Instagram: "To one of the most beautiful women that I know. Happy Birthday @suzettevandermer. What an angel, with a kind heart and generous soul you are. [sic]"

She also thanked the brunette beauty for being a "mentor, friend and mama," adding: "May this year exceed all your expectations. Love you loads."

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