Top Gear, ANC style: Ramaphosa test driving car becomes butt of jokes

Top Gear, ANC style: Ramaphosa test driving car becomes butt of jokes

- President Cyril Ramaphosa sparked quite the reaction on social media on Wednesday

- A snap of the SA head of state shows him test driving a new car and Mzansi poked fun at him

- However, EFF deputy head Floyd Shivambu was not impressed by the image and he slammed Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Japan following the G7 Summit this week and the head of state is having the time of his life.

On Wednesday, the Presidency posted a snap of Ramaphosa test driving the new Nissan Leaf semi autonomous drive-assist at the Oppama Plant.

"President @CyrilRamaphosa test drives the Nissan Leaf semi autonomous drive-assist model at the Oppama Plant - Nissan is leading motor vehicle research in the next phase of autonoumous driving and electronic cars" - the post was captioned.

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Mzansi was left divided over the image and many started making fun of the SA head of state.

One of the people who were not impressed by Ramaphosa testing the 'Japanese' car was EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu.

Shivambu called out the SA head of state for not supporting local businesses.

"A President of South Africa should showcase a MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA car. With many assembling factories for years, South Africa can and should manufacture its own cars, to avoid a president advertising a Japanese car, where AFRICAN Heads of a state were convened by 1 country" - Shivambu wrote.

However, social media users were quick to slam "Gucci wearing Floyd" for being hypocritical.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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