The bitter poll ran on the station’s Twitter page and asked fans if Zozibini was “stunning”, “just ok”, or “wrong choice”.
The station has via a statement confirmed that the said poll was unapproved content placed on social media without endorsement from the station.
Speaking to Sowetan, Zozibini says she is not shaken by the controversial Metro FM poll that questioned her beauty.
“Metro FM is aware of the Twitter poll that went out on social media this morning from on the #TheWeekendr show,” a statement issued by the station on Twitter read.
“We confirm that the said poll was unapproved content placed on social media without endorsement from the station.
“METRO FM does not stand for the content of this poll and distance ourselves from it. We consider this to be totally against our ethos and brand values.
“We together with the rest of South Africa celebrate women of all backgrounds, and are truly proud of the new Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi. We sincerely apologise to her and the rest of South Africa unreservedly,” reads a statement.
Many South Africans felt the poll was offensive towards their new Miss SA and lambasted the station for questioning her beauty. Metro FM was on the trend lists as angry Twitter users shared their feelings about the post that left a bitter taste to many.
The poll was later deleted and replaced with a congratulatory message to Miss SA.