- President Cyril Ramaphosa momentarily panicked when he realised that he had misplaced his iPad
- Ramaphosa was due to give a speech in Cape Town when he had to delay because he could not locate his personal electronic device
- UDM leader Bantu Holomisa shared the president's predicament on Twitter and South Africans had different reactions
Right before delivering a speech in Cape Town President Cyril Ramaphosa was in a panic when he could not locate his iPad.
According to SowetanLive, Ramaphosa was due to give a speech announcing that the National Ports Authority is now an independent subsidiary of Transnet. His announcement was however delayed because Ramaphosa believed his iPad had been stolen.
Ramaphosa was introduced to the podium by acting presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale when he was heard saying, “I am looking for my iPad. Somebody stole my iPad.”
“Somebody decided they want to dispossess me of my iPad, so I want that. Can I have my iPad please? They stole it,” said Ramaphosa as quoted by SowetanLive.
Ramaphosa who was confused, later realised that he had his device in his hand. He also said that giving other people his gadgets to hold was a problem and it was best to keep his gadgets by him.
After the confusion, Seale reintroduced the president with iPad in hand. UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa posted a clip of Ramaphosa’s iPad ordeal and people on Twitter had different reactions to the clip:
“He looks traumatised, what's in this iPad? Can the person who took it leak things already?” asked Sgwinya-Begoloza_NB.
Alert levels questioned as Gauteng gets deeper into 3rd wave
Briefly News recently reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent address imposing lockdown Level 3 have left many speculating that stricter lockdown regulations are looming, especially in Gauteng.
South African Medical Association (Sama) Chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee has pleaded for stricter lockdown measures to slow the spread of the third wave of Covid-19 as cases increase rapidly across the country.
Possibilities of the government forcing a hard Level 5 lockdown similar to that enforced early in 2020 is reportedly quite small as South Africa does not have the adequate resources to sustain businesses and maintain a stable economy.
Following reports by The Citizen, current events may dictate the probability that Gauteng will be required to force stricter lockdown regulations.
According to BusinessTech, the chances of suggesting intense restrictions like those implemented during the Level 4 and 5 lockdowns will be on the agenda when Gauteng’s provincial command council meets on Tuesday.
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