- President Cyril Ramaphosa is hot on the campaign trail and he has Mzansi in stitches with his latest tactic
- Twitter-user, @kulanicool shared a video of the President having a conversation with a young girl, saying he wishes she was his daughter and that he loved her
- Ramaphosa was responding to the elated young girl who confessed her love and said she wished he was her dad
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We know the campaign trail has our politicians doing some pretty questionable things to rally support for the elections. For President Cyril Ramaphosa, he took it to the next level by telling a young girl he wishes she was his daughter, saying, "I love you."
The video was posted on Twitter by @kulanicool and the conversation went something like this:
Young girl: "I wish you were my dad, you know?"
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Ramaphosa: "I wish you were my daughter, you know?"
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Young girl: "THANK YOU! I love you, neh."
Ramaphosa: "I love you too."
Young girl: "I love you more."
Ramaphosa: "I love you more!"
But even with all the campaigning, our President hasn't forgotten Covid-19 protocols and rejected the young girl's handshake. He instead opted for the more sanitary elbow-bump.
The elated young girl also took the opportunity to let Ramaphosa know her hopes and dreams, saying one day she wants to be a doctor and even take on the role of president.
Have a look at the post cheekily captioned by @kulanicool with:
Most of the comments were filled with laughing and crying emojis. So we picked out some for you that use words:
"I like how she expresses herself Sinqobile Thabethe. The joy is evocative."
"My president for life."
President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on world leaders to right the wrongs of the past
In another more serious post about our President, Briefly News previously reported on Ramaphosa speaking at the United Nation’s 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. He challenged world leaders in attendance to work towards righting the wrongs of the past.
Ramaphosa focused on racism and asked world leaders to intensify their efforts of getting rid of racism globally. He highlighted how racism has become institutionalised and led to violence targeting minority groups including refugees, the LGBTQI+, migrants and more.
The plenary meeting was held under the theme of 'Reparations, racial justice and equality of people of descent' and Ramaphosa also took the opportunity to call on leaders to ensure that sexism was also addressed, reports EWN.
He also asked the UN leaders to consider reparations for African countries that had been subjected to the slave trade, reports News24. He stated that the slave trade has negatively impacted the descendants of Africans who were sold in the slave trade which has left them living in poverty and being discriminated against.