- President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he had a productive talk with President of the USA Donald Trump
- The two leaders discussed the impact of the coronavirus and Trump vowed to support South Africa
-South Africans reacted strongly to the news via social media
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President Cyril Ramaphosa engaged in a positive discussion with US President Donald Trump.
Ramaphosa confirmed the call yielded great results and that he conveyed his condolences for the lives lost to Covid-19 in the US.
The president also confirmed that Trump has vowed to support South Africa in the fight against the pandemic.
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Ramaphosa shared the news via Twitter and Briefly.co.za noted the strong reaction.
More than 6 000 people liked the news, but not everyone was on the same page.
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Jane Segall (@JaneSegall) complimented Ramaphosa, but slammed Trump:
"He’s been an utter disaster in handling the virus. Lied to us about the numbers, called it a hoax and has failed miserably to provide PPE’s to the frontline workers. Would have loved you as our President instead of him."
Mthoko mbatha (@mthokozis1) saluted the collaboration:
"Relations building is paramount during the time. Well done Mr President."
Ta Lim (@lungelo_yili) also gave Ramaphosa the stamp of approval:
"You're leading this fight in a far settling manner than #potus [Trump]. Keep up the tough job."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africans have honoured President Cyril Ramaphosa online.
This followed the head of state making tough decision amid the fight against Covid-19.
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