Cyril Ramaphosa Sends Shoutout to Leanne Manas for Winning Knight of the French National Order of Merit

Cyril Ramaphosa Sends Shoutout to Leanne Manas for Winning Knight of the French National Order of Merit

  • South African broadcast journalist, Leanne Manas has been awarded the French National Order of Merit
  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated Manas on the award and said he looked forward to more informative and inspirational reports from her
  • The award is in recognition of her invaluable contribution to media and journalism and her humanitarian

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South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa took to social media to proudly congratulate internationally recognised journalist, Leanne Manas on being honoured with the French National Order of Merit for her contribution to journalism.

Cyril Ramaphosa, Leanne Manas, French international award
Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated Leanne Manas on her international award. Image: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP via Getty Images, @SABC_2/Twitter
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Ramaphosa wrote on Twitter:

“Warmest congratulations to @LeanneManas on being honoured as a Knight of the French National Order of Merit for her immense contribution to journalism, media, and charitable causes. We look forward to many more informative and inspirational mornings with you and your team.”

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The proud journalist responded to the noteworthy mention and wrote:

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The prestigious award is in recognition of Manas’ extraordinary talent and resilience on TV screens as she continues to inform South Africans through her daily SABC News programme Morning Live for almost two decades.

Leanne Manas' passion for news and truth is evident. As such, the government and people of France want to recognise her contributions to journalism and beyond, News24 reported.

South Africans flooded the president’s Twitter post with congratulatory for Manas:

@LLunga18 said:

“Leanne Manas is one of the very few journalists who are not captured. She is doing a great job.”

@mzolisikaxengxe wrote:

“It's an amazing & distinguish noble gesture @PresidencyZA @CyrilRamaphosa To acknowledge the excellence of @LeanneManas in accolade she earned and bestowed on her this is a demonstration of @PresidencyZA @GovernmentZA which encourages more citizens to excel and do in an exceptional manner anything.”

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Leanne Manas makes a trip to Rasta's studio and buys birthday portrait

In another story, Briefly News reported that South Africa's favourite news anchor Leanne Manas recently surprised social media users after she shared pictures of herself and Rasta with the portrait he painted of her in celebration of her birthday recently.

Leanne took to Twitter on Monday morning to share the pictures as well as to inform her followers that she has since decided to purchase the portrait even though it looks nothing like her.

Her tweet read as follows: "Happy Monday y’all!! Look who I went to visit this weekend @RastaArtis. She is safely in her new home."

Source: Briefly News

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