With Cyril Ramaphosa being elected the new president, it means South Africa has a new first lady. Notably, it is also the first time in years the country has only one first lady.
Despite being the wife of the president, Tshepo Motsepe is one accomplished woman. She is a registered medical doctor and chairperson of the African Self Help Trust.
Briefly.co.za gathered some facts about Motsepe, so, here is all you need to know about our new, and only, first lady:
1. She's one smart (first) lady
Motsepe studied medicine at the KwaZulu-Natal University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBChB Degree.
She enrolled for her masters in Public Health (MPH) in Maternal Child Health and Ageing at Harvard School of Public Health.
2. She took her wedding vows seriously
Even after Ramaphosa cheated on her with a medical practitioner eight years ago and dragged her into a cheating scandal, Motsepe was always a supporting, loving and devoted wife.
3. She has notable family members
The new first lady is the sister of mining magnate and billionaire Patrice Motsepe. She is also the sister-in-law of Jeff Radebe.
4. She has a kind heart
An article of the City Press in 2014 reported Motsepe became the benefactor of Kgothatso Molefe, the daughter of a domestic worker, after she gave Molefe a lift to school.
Motsepe was reportedly intrigued by the young girl.
5. She has the picture perfect family life
Motsepe is the mother of four children, whom she shares with Ramaphosa. The two own a R30 million mansion in Cape Town as well as a family home Soweto, which is also her birth place.
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