- President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a surprise visit to Palace Fisheries on Tuesday and sampled some of their fish and chips
- The president ordered 21 hake and chips parcels for himself and his entourage
- In honour of the historic visit, the shop has named the parcel the ‘Ramaphosa Special’
President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a special visit to Palace Fisheries in Cape Town on Tuesday.
The president’s visit was trending as South Africans praised Ramaphosa for connecting with the people.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on some of the reactions on social media and now the fisheries has renamed it’s fish and chips parcel in honour of the presidential visit.
Customers can now order the ‘Ramaphosa Special’ on Wednesday after the president ordered their hake and chips parcel, along with 20 others for his entourage.
TimesLIVE reported that Palace Fisheries has been trading for 63 years and the special is available for R59.
General manager, Angelique Ferreira, revealed that Ramaphosa’s visit took everyone by surprise.
She shared that he was friendly, funny and that he kept raving about the taste of his fish and chips.
Owner, Justino Ferreira, explained that emotions were running high after the special visit.
Ferreira said, "I'm getting emotional, it was my late dad's store. He was born in Madeira, very poor and came to Cape Town to look for his father.”
He added, “We are overwhelmed and honoured that the president came to pay us a visit. It's really incredible."
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