- President Cyril Ramaphosa's humility shines after Springboks' World Cup win, addressing the nation
- In an endearing moment, a viral TikTok video captures Ramaphosa's lighthearted reprimand, earning widespread praise
- South Africans laud the president's kindness and contrast his demeanor with potential reactions from other political figures
Having covered municipal government intricacies in South Africa at Isolezwe, Phumelele Nxumalo continues to bring her political expertise to the forefront as a journalist at Briefly News.
PRETORIA - It's not every day that you glimpse a president who remains humble and laughs even when reprimanding colleagues on serious matters. Well, that was the case with President Cyril Ramaphosa, after the much-anticipated national address following the Springboks' win to becoming world champions.
A heartwarming incident unfolded at the chamber where Ramaphosa was addressing the nation and left South Africans praising the president for his humbleness. After the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup, Ramaphosa declared 15 December as an additional holiday, a promise he made to the country should the national team win.
A moment that left Mzansi smiling
After Ramaphosa had finished delivering his speech, not knowing his microphone was still on, he was heard in the background reprimanding someone who was in the room with him for 'moving a lot' in the most humble way. He says:
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"Now, you kept on moving, disturbing me. When you stand there, you must be a statue. You were not moving but dancing, literally dancing."
Ramaphosa can then be heard giggling with the person in the background.
TikTok video shares the heartwarming incident
Check the video below:
Mzansi reacts to Ramaphosa's kindness
In the comment section of the TikTok video, netizens shared how moving Ramaphosa's sweetness was, with some making a comparison to how Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema would have reacted in the same situation.
Below are some of the reactions:
"Now I get why he's called cupcake."
@Princess MS remarked:
"He is the cutest, I just hear Malema screaming and shouting ooooh shame!"
"At least he's genuinely nice off-camera as well."
"Indeed, he is the definition of humbleness; that's why I love my president."
"This is actually so cute and hilarious. The fact that he’s laughing and teasing them."
"We have the sweetest president ever. He is so calm and collected."
"If it was Malema the poor child was going to be suspended for keeping on moving."
"Humble, polite, and respectful. All characteristics of a good leader. Thank you, Mr President."
Ramaphosa Gets Help From Officers To Climb Down Stairs
In a previous report by Briefly News, during the Springboks Rugby World Cup Tour, an unexpected scene unfolded at the Union Buildings, leaving Mzansi in stitches.
President Cyril Ramaphosa received unexpected assistance from a group of young South African Police Service officers, creating a sweet moment. As the Springboks Rugby World Cup champions made their triumphant visit to the Union Buildings, President Ramaphosa had the honour of greeting the team. However, the impromptu actions of these young SAPS officers are trending on TikTok.
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Source: Briefly News