- Ramaphosa paid a visit to Daisy's East London school
- He spoke to the learners and celebrated Women's Day
- The president referred to 8-year-old Daisy as "one special girl"
Cyril Ramaphosa surprised the Grade 3 class at Clarendon Preparatory School in East London with a visit on Friday.
The president made the visit to see Daisy, the girl who wrote him a letter saying that she hoped to be president one day.
The letter went viral on social media, and earned a personal response from Ramaphosa.
The class thought Ramaphosa would speak to them via Skype, but instead he dropped by to say hello in person.
The learners reportedly clapped and jumped up and down when the president arrived, according to the Sunday Times.
Ramaphosa the spoke to the pupils, and said the class owed to the visit to "one special girl".
He also took a moment to acknowledge Women's Day and spoke to the girls in the class about their importance in society. In her viral letter, Daisy had asked if girls could be presidents.
Daisy, who is clearly a big fan of the president, also praised Ramaphosa as "strong and independent" but also asked some rather tough questions, including, "If you can make the world a better place, why don't you?"
In his response to Daisy's letter, Ramaphosa praised the girl's optimism and said she was proof of the power the "human spirit".
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