- Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko has attempted to stand up for President Cyril Ramaphosa

- Diko pointed out that 64% of the participants in a recent survey gave Ramaphosa a thumbs up

- But her attempt at positivity failed to impress Mzansi by a long shot

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is feeling the heat as the nation awaits his State of the Nation Address.

Briefly.co.za reported that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula had come to his defence recently, adamant that one year was not enough time to implement ground-breaking reform.

Now, Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko has attempted to show the president some love and support.

READ ALSO: Mbalula defends Cyril: Don't expect his enemies to like him

Taking to social media, Diko shared the results of a survey conducted by SA Citizens, commenting that:

"According to the SA Citizens Survey, 64% of South Africans think that President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa is doing his job well."

While Diko was attempting to give her boss some support, many felt as if it was an attempt to repackage a battling government as something other that struggling.

Numerous citizens came out against the post, adamant that they had not been consulted during the survey, a sign the results were skewed.

With the nation's fleet of state-owned entities stumbling, load-shedding impeding the little economic growth there is and unemployment rates remaining high, South Africans will need more than just the opinion of a handful to have faith restored in the government.

Take a look at just a few of the responses to the situation below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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