Cyril Ramaphosa Lookalike Opens up About Life as the President’s ‘Twin'

Cyril Ramaphosa Lookalike Opens up About Life as the President’s ‘Twin'

  • Joel Chinyai is a 51-year-old father of two who is often mistaken for President Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Hailing from Limpopo, the Joburg resident has people begging him for snaps and asking him about service delivery
  • Chinyai spoke with a local publication about his life in the public eye as a man who looks like one of the most important people in Mzansi

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Being the President of a nation is one thing but looking like the president is a whole other ballgame. Johannesburg local, Joel Chinyai, is often mistaken for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Chinyai said that people are adamant that he is Ramaphosa, no matter how many times he tells them he's not. He's been asked about service delivery and tons of people stop him to take pictures with the 'president'.

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The Ramaphosa look-alike is a married father of two who owns his own furniture manufacturing company.

Cyril Ramaphosa, look-alike, Joel Chinyai, doppelgänger
A Limpopo man named Joel Chinyai is often mistaken for President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: RODGER BOSCH/AFP and Joel Chinyai / Facebook
Source: UGC

Daily Sun reported that Chinyai hails from Limpopo but has been residing in Gauteng for the past 15 years. He revealed that the people who don't think he's Ramaphosa are still convinced that he is somehow related to the president.

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Locals even ask Chinyai to send messages to Ramaphosa! How wild is his story?!

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Taking to TikTok, the young lady with the user handle @wacalimasca used one of the app's features to show her who she looks like the most and funny enough, the best apparent match for her is none other than Ramaphosa - something she did not even really seem surprised by at all.

Many South African TikTok users found the clip super hilarious and wasted no time taking to the comment section where they either agreed wholeheartedly or shared who they thought would be the perfect lookalike.

Source: Briefly News

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