- President Cyril Ramaphosa is heading to Yokohama, Japan, to support the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup final
- The showpiece event takes place on Saturday and Ramaphosa will be hoping to emulate former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, who previously lifted the famous trophy
- Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will serve as acting president in the absence of Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza
Saturday promises to be a massive day for the nation and President Cyril Ramaphosa is ready to play his part.
Ramaphosa is on his way to Yokohama, Japan, to show his support for the Springboks as they contest the Rugby World Cup final.
The Springboks are braced to face England, in a repeat of the 2007 finale, when the Boks won the event for the second time in their history.
IOL reported that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will serve as acting president in the absence of Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza.
Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said, “In view of the simultaneous working visits by the President and Deputy President, President Ramaphosa has in terms of Section 90(1)(b) of the Constitution designated Minister of Basic Education Ms Angie Motshekga to serve as acting president from Friday 01 November to Sunday 03 November 2019.”
Mabuza will be in the Far East over the weekend as well as he'll co-chair the South Africa-China Bi-National Commission.
Briefly.co.za gathered that a Springbok victory would delight Ramaphosa as he'd then have the chance to emulate former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, who previously lifted the coveted trophy.
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