- Ramaphosa seeks to promote healthy living among South Africans
- He invited local residents to join him on his early morning walk
- About 100 residents walked with him
About 100 Cape Flats residents joined President Cyril Ramaphosa on his daily walk early Tuesday morning.
Briefly.co.za learned that Ramaphosa and the residents started the walk at about 6am at the Gugulethu Sports Complex.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, the president said they covered 10km. It is part of his initiative to promote healthy living among South Africans.
The walk ended at Athlone Stadium. Ramaphosa said his walks help him think about the day's activities:
This walk, for me, is invigorating. It starts off my day positively. I have positive thoughts in my head. I use the walk to think through the issues that happened yesterday and the issues for the following day.
Those who joined him said the walk helped them too. One said:
This is quite an exciting day and will help most people who are not active to live a healthier life.
Another one said:
He is a people's person and I like this initiative.
Ramaphosa is set to give a reply to the debate on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday afternoon.
Apart from renewing hopes of a better South Africa among many people, his casual public appearances are endearing him to the masses.
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