- Acting president Cyril Ramaphosa was spotted running on Cape Town’s promenade on Thursday morning
- Ramaphosa once again proved to be a man of the people when he stopped to pose for selfies with other runners
- Social media users have compared Ramaphosa to Nelson Mandela for not being scared to walk among everyday South Africans
South Africans are waking up to the news that Jacob Zuma resigned as president of the country. This after weeks of uncertainty.
The news also means that Cyril Ramaphosa is now the acting president of the Republic. He is expected to be elected as the next president of the country when Parliament votes on the matter later on Thursday.
Ramaphosa was spotted going for an early morning jog along the promenade in Cape Town on Thursday morning. Far from being an aloof figure, a smiling Ramaphosa stopped to pose for selfies with other early birds.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Annika Larsen shared the picture she took with Ramaphosa and a group of friends on Twitter.
The post has since gone viral with South Africans showing their love for the new president.
Some tweeps have even compared Ramaphosa to Nelson Mandela as a man of the people, users feel this is the first time since Madiba that South Africa has a president who is not afraid to walk among everyday South Africans.
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