- President Cyril Ramaphosa has been making tough decisions to ensure South Africans' safety
- The way Ramaphosa has handled the coronavirus outbreak has impressed many Saffas
- On Friday, after Ramaphosa's speech, #CyrilFridays trended and Mzansi showed him some love
On Thursday evening, the President of South Africa once again addressed the nation and he managed to calm citizens down and inspire them at the same time.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has made very hard decisions to make sure the coronavirus does not claim thousands of lives in Mzansi.
After his address on Thursday, the head of state went viral on Mzansi social media for all the right reasons.
It resulted in #CyriFridays trending on Twitter and South Africans applauded Ramaphosa's dedication to fighting Covid-19 while looking after all citizens to the best of his ability.
Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at some of the #CyrilFridays posts in honour of the head of state.
Khaya Dlanga wrote:
"Mr President, you have risen to the challenge during a difficult time. You have navigated a complex situation while uniting your people. There is still a long road to go and it’s not going to get any easier. Because you have our backs, we have yours. #CyrilFridays."
Shimza showed the president some love, writing:
Hulisani Ravele assured South Africans that we are led during these difficult times.
President Ramaphosa has actually trended for more than one reason online today. While #CyrilFridays honoured the head of state, #CyrilMaskChallenge had a more light-hearted vibe.
The head of state inspired a challenge after battling with a cloth face mask during his intense briefing on Thursday evening.
After announcing a phased approach to ending South Africa's lockdown on Thursday, Ramaphosa's mask got the best of him.
With the nation under immense stress in the face of Covid-19, the moment has become iconic and a source of endless amusement.
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