Ramaphosa meets pupils who 'saved his life' by picking up poster

Ramaphosa meets pupils who 'saved his life' by picking up poster

Two young girls, Aaliyah Baker and Fatima Zehra Cassiem, visited President Ramaphosa on Monday after they had previously been seen in a video picking up an ANC poster in Johannesburg last Thursday.

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The video footage shows the two 10-year-old girls explaining that they had come across the poster lying on the road and that they were "not going to allow anyone to drive over our president, so we are going to pick it up".

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The president and his wife, Tshepo Motsepe, met with the girls to personally thank them. They also asked them for any requests they may have for the president. The girls asked for cleaner toilets for their school, Greenside Primary. Ramaphosa said he was honoured by the girls' gesture and promised to look into their request:

"I am going to make sure that they clean your bathrooms. I am going to phone."

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Ramaphosa also shared some of his plans on early childhood education.

"When we had that horrible system of apartheid, many children did not go to school. Now many more children are going to school and we have made education compulsory."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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