- President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded after his face mask blunder went viral
- The president took the awkward moment in his stride and shared a message for those who had a giggle at his expense
- Ramaphosa joked that he was going to start a school to teach people how to correctly put the fidgety masks on
President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the incident concerning his battle with a cloth face mask in his stride.
Ramaphosa said reported on Friday that he had a message for those who had laughed at him during his now-viral engagement with the mask.
"For those who were laughing at me yesterday let me tell you something. I'm going to open a TV channel where I'm going to teach people how to put on a mask. So you can enrol and learn how to put a mask on."
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa's blooper had become an overnight sensation and prompted the #CyrilMaskChallenge.
With the stress of the current lockdown weighing heavily on countless citizens, the moment had provided some comedic relief for South Africans.
Scores of citizens had taken to social media to sing Ramaphosa's praises over his continuing efforts to lead the nation in the face of this crisis.
To see that such a strong leader also has the ability to laugh at himself under the immense pressure he must be facing is endearing, to say the least.
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