- President Cyril Ramaphosa has been honoured with an honorary doctorate degree in Senegal as he is on a state visit
- Ramaphosa follows Nelson Mandela, who also received a degree in 1992 from Cheik University Anta Diop in Senegal
- The African National Congress leader is visiting the West African country through an invitation by his counterpart, Macky Sall
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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Cheik University Anta Diop in Senegal. Ramaphosa is visiting his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall.
According to the social media post by the South African presidency, Ramaphosa becomes the second leader to get such a top accolade and follows former president Nelson Mandela.
Madiba was honoured back in 1992 by the same institution as the current African National Congress leader is in the West African country on a presidential visit.
South Africans and Africans from all over the world are also sharing their reactions to the stunning images of the head of state. @PresidencyZA wrote on Twitter:
“His Excellency President @CyrilRamaphosa is conferred with a Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) by the University Cheik Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal, during his official visit on invitation of HE President @Macky_Sall #SAinSenegal #BetterAfricaBetterWorld."
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The post reads:
“My President, please come back home.”
“Please let him stay there. The moment he lands on South African soil, Lockdown will be implemented. So please keep him busy that side.”
“I am lost....kahlehle bekuyini nhloso yalolonke loluhambo lamazwe......”
“He will come back as His Highness, Dr, His Excellence Cyril Ramaphosa. Yoh.”
“I guess African universities are in the business of dishing out the honorary doctorates.”
“Congratulations Dr Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa.”
Omicron: President Cyril Ramaphosa accuses European countries of being disrespectful and greedy
Checking a previous story, Briefly News reported that the discovery of the Omicron variant by South African scientists placed the Southern African countries on various travel ban lists.
The move by Western countries has been widely criticised by many across the globe and President Cyril Ramaphosa most of all. Ramaphosa has now gone on record to describe the phone calls he received from his peers about the travel restrictions that would be placed on the country.
Speaking at the Senegal Peace and Security Forum in Dakar on Monday, 6 December, Ramaphosa stated that the phone calls he received were both disrespectful and patronising, according to EWN.
Source: Briefly News