SA fuming over US reporter calling Ramaphosa an "unidentified leader"

SA fuming over US reporter calling Ramaphosa an "unidentified leader"

- An United States reporter posted a photo of four world leaders on Twitter

- Darlene Superville named three of the four leaders but she could not identify President Ramaphosa

- So, she called the SA head of state "one unidentified leader" and it had Mzansi fuming

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Darlene Superville, a White House reporter for the Associated Press, has come under fire after she called President Cyril Ramaphosa an "unidentified leader."

The reporter posted a photo of several world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Canada's Head of State Justin Trudeau and Ramaphosa.

However, Darlene could not identify Ramaphosa so she called him "one unidentified leader".

"World leader bear hug before the group photo @ #G7Summit in Biarritz, France. ⁦@EmmanuelMacron,⁩ ⁦@narendramodi,⁩ ⁦@JustinTrudeau and one unidentified leader," she captioned her post.

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Briefly.co.za gathered South Africans were left fuming over the post and they felt the reporter disrespected Ramaphosa.

MacMillan Matlaila, who goes by the Twitter handle @Draughtmack, commented: "A woman of colour disrespecting an African President."
Another tweep, @MoroloED, added: "You should be ashamed of yourself. That is our President.. You need to apologize to South Africans..."
Alastair McAlpine, @AlastairMcA30, wrote: "This is very embarrassing. A 30 second Google search would have revealed that he is Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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