President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Gaffe Elicits Humour Across South Africa
Oops! President Cyril Ramaphosa was teased over another TV blooper following a national address. Take a look…
President Cyril Ramaphosa has had South Africans giggling over another TV blooper following his national address on Friday, 26 January.
The embarrassing moment occurred when his livestream did not cut off as expected.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA’S TV BLOOPER HAS SA HOWLING
On Friday, Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the country via a live TV stream. This followed a ruling by the International Court of Justice in favour of SA’s request to impose emergency measures against Israel over the war in Gaza.
He said: “We will not waver in our commitment to the Palestinian people and their quest for self-determination. Our own painful history obliges us to do no less. We thank the International Court of Justice for upholding its role of achieving justice, promoting peace, preventing genocide, and holding those guilty of genocide accountable.”
Cyril ended his heartfelt speech with his typical greeting: “I thank you.”
But while he hoped the cameras had stopped rolling, they captured TV gold instead.
“Can I go home now?” the tired president asked the cameraman.
Watch the hilarious moment…
@faraazmahomed I dont know what it is about him but our President is the coolest from them all. He just has this vibe about him. 😎😂 #SAMA28 #faraazmahomed #president #cyrilramaphosa #cyril #ramaphosa #canigohomenow #icjupdate #icjcourtsouthafrica #southafricatiktok ♬ original sound – Faraaz Mahomed
‘STAND LIKE A STATUE’
Cyril Ramaphosa’s live blunder was no different to his embarrassing family meeting just last month.
In a clip that had social media users in hysterics, the president was heard chastising a member of the TV crew.
He said: “Now, you kept on moving and disturbing me. When you stand there, you must be a statue.
Cyril seemingly called out the person by their name. He continued: “You were dancing, actually.”
The mic was still on 😭😭😭
— Michael Kekana (@Michael_Kekana) October 30, 2023