President Ramaphosa rocks South African-made suit at SONA: "Buy local"

President Ramaphosa rocks South African-made suit at SONA: "Buy local"

On Thursday night, during his State of the Nation Address speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa called on South Africans to support local businesses.

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During the SONA, Ramaphosa talked about the 'Buy Local' campaign - which aims to stimulate the local demand and growth in Mzansi.

"We call on all South Africans to deliberately and consistently buy locally-made goods," he said.

Briefly.co.za gathered Ramaphosa went on to prove that he practices what he preaches. Talking about his own outfit, the South African head of state revealed he wore locally-manufactured threads.

"The suit, the shirt and the tie I am wearing today were locally made by South African textile workers working at the House of Monatic here in Salt River Cape Town," he said.

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Ramaphosa's decision to support a local designer inspired Mzansi and they applauded him on social media.

Hope Matty, who goes by the Twitter handle‏ @HopeMatty, commented: "You ain't come to play, Your Excellency!! Remarkable indeed.."
Michael Holenstein,‏ @MikeHolenstein, wrote: "@CyrilRamaphosa I wouldn’t have expected anything less!!"
Another tweep, @Makola38414226, added: "You go Mr President. Nice Suit."
Rendani Thanyani,‏ @RendaniThanyani, said: "Lead us by example Mr. President you are a good leader Rialivhuwa uvha na Mu President ononga vhone."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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