- An open letter to South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been shared online
- In the letter, a little girl called Phamela asks Ramaphosa to please bring water to her township, Mariveni
- Twitter users were moved by the touching letter, many of them shared hopes that it would reach the president's desk
A little girl has penned an incredibly sweet and also very sad letter to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. A picture of the letter was shared on Twitter by @BlessingsRamoba, who urged his fellow South Africans to help share the tweet until it reached Ramaphosa.
In her letter, she explains to the president who she is and where she comes from - a small village called Mariveni in Limpopo. She then goes on to ask him if he could please help the people in her village get running water.
"Dear Mr President, it's Phamela Ngobeni from Mariveni. I am in Grade 4. You are the best president, but here in Mariveni we don't have water but I can make a promise to myself that you will make a plan best president, thank you," she writes in the touching letter.
Meanwhile, South Africans headed to the comment section where many of them expressed scepticism at the president making the little one's wish come true. Read a few of their comments below.
"Please try get this letter to @GiftoftheGivers, at least then there is still some hope of her dream coming true. @MyANC only care about their own fat stomachs."
"Shame, she's so small and so naive, as if this con artist of a president cares about their future."
"He will not read it even if it gets to him. A tender will be given to a crony for millions to install one tap for all people in the area. They will walk kilometress to get water and praise the ANC. See how cynical - or realistic - I am about this SA we live in."
Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa was celebrating his 68th birthday and Mzansi has been sending him tons of well wishes. President Ramaphosa has faced tons of scrutiny due to his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many South Africans have judged the way he has handled things while others believe he has done the best that he can in these trying times.
He is also widely known as an anti-apartheid activist and a well-established businessman. Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the wonderful birthday wishes shared to social media on our president's birthday.
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