At a time where tensions are running high, a softer approach from the nation's First Lady would be warmly welcomed by South Africans. However, many took to social media to wonder if Mzansi even possesses such a person.
South Africans recently had 'First Lady' trending, asking where exactly Tshepo Motsepe is in such grim times.
Briefly.co.za reported that citizens had risen up with the Sandton Shutdown in their bid to draw attention to gender-based violence.
Perhaps what had been needed was a few kind words of comfort from the country's leading lady, some encouragement from the woman at our leader's side.
With the nation looking towards leadership for a glimmer of hope in the midst of economic hardships, violence and crime, Motsepe is nowhere to be found.
She is the older sister of both Patrice and Bridgette Radebe, who married the former minister, Jeff Radebe. The couple have four children together.
Citizens voiced their opinion on her extended absence from the public eye, commenting that:
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