Artist wows thousands with portrait of President Cyril Ramaphosa

Artist wows thousands with portrait of President Cyril Ramaphosa

- A local artist, Julie Wessels, paid tribute to President Cyril Ramaphosa for making hard decisions to ensure the people's safety

- Wessels shared a pencil sketch she had completed of the head of state on Facebook

- Her post generated over 50 000 reactions and South Africans were in awe of her talent

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A talented woman, Julie Wessels, has gone viral on Mzansi social media with an amazing portrait of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The head of state has done the most to ensure the safety of South Africans during this time and he has been met with mixed reactions.

However, Wessels wanted to pay tribute to President Ramaphosa for taking difficult, but necessary, decisions to combat the coronavirus.

The talented artist completed a pencil sketch of the president and shared it on the #ImStaying Facebook page.

Her post read:

"I've done this sketch in honour of our President - all my trust is in our country's leadership to help keep citizens safe during this stressful time and that's also why #ImStaying. Thank you."

Take a look at her post below:

Artist wows thousands with portrait of President Cyril Ramaphosa

Screenshot of Julie Wessels' Facebook post on #ImStaying.
Source: Facebook

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South Africans were in awe of the stunning portrait, praising Wessels for accurately capturing Ramaphosa in her sketch.

Florence von Molendorff wrote:

"A great man and a true leader. That's an excellent sketch!"

Rebecca Phuti Ndlovu commented:

"Ramaphosa needs to see this."

Heather Tinkie Dumbleton added:

"Wonderful sketch! We pray that our almighty God will give him wisdom to know what is best for our nation and country!"

Ilse Strauss said:

"He is doing so well. So proud of him. And this is stunning!"

It's not the first time reported on one of Wessels' amazing drawings. A couple of months ago, the talented artist showed off a portrait she had done of Siya Kolisi.

The beautiful lady gushed about the inspiring Springbok captain and why she drew him. We took a closer at the talented artist and found that she herself has an amazing story to share.

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