- A young woman had the honour of meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa
- Linza van Aswegen took a selfie with the SA head of state on a flight a while ago
- She gushed about the president who warmed hearts on the flight
A young lady, Linza van Aswegen, took to the Facebook group #ImStaying to share one of the moments that convinced her to stay in South Africa.
Van Aswegen revealed she had the honour of meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa on a flight a while ago. The beautiful young lady revealed that despite being the head of state, President Ramaphosa flew economy class.
She captioned the post:
"A while ago, on an ordinary economic domestic flight, in an economic seat an extraordinary passenger warmed a few hearts! That's one of the million reasons why #ImStaying."
The post gathered thousands of reactions by South Africans who were impressed with the "humble" president.
Benita Du Plooy commented:
"Humble people grow to exceptional heights. What a lovely photo."
Sibusiso Gigaba wrote:
"The leader of our country who is actually trying very hard to revive the economy."
Merlynn Ann Kageler added:
"Travelling economy 'nogal'! I hope all the other politicians are reading and taking notes! Well done CR."
President Ramaphosa is not the only ANC politician who put aside luxury to fly economy. Briefly.co.za previously reported that internet blew up over a photo of Tito Mboweni flying economy class.
Mzansi social media users were divided by the gesture; while some were impressed with the minister, others thought that it was unnecessary to post the picture.
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