- President Cyril Ramaphosa started a new trend on Twitter with his #TummyMustFall campaign
- Ramaphosa invited Capetonians to join him for a 5km walk on Wednesday morning
- The campaign received massive attention both on Twitter and the event
President Cyril Ramaphosa has seen near unprecedented levels of popularity since taking over from Jacob Zuma as president of the African National Congress (ANC) and the country.
Ramaphosa has brought fresh hope and renewed optimism to the country, he also produced his fair share of hysterics when he launched his fitness campaign.
On the morning of his swearing-in ceremony, Ramaphosa went for a walk on the Cape Town promenade with former finance minister Trevor Manual. He trended on Twitter with the hashtag #CyrilSocks on that occasion.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Ramaphosa invited Capetonians to join him for a 5km walk from Khayelitsha to Mitchells Plein on Wednesday. The slogan for the event is #TummyMustFall.
The campaign has attracted massive interest both on Twitter and in the real world. Scores of Capetonians joined the president for his early morning walk. Ramaphosa even posed with ordinary South Africans for selfies.
Health experts and ordinary South Africans have lauded Ramaphosa for his efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle.
People from across the country have urged Ramaphosa to hold similar events in their city.
And naturally, there were critics.
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