South Africans Stunned as President Ramaphosa Travels Economy Class

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has sparked a minor internet bedlam after he was spotted travelling to Durban in economy class.

Ramaphosa, who assumed leadership of South Africa last month was reportedly spotted aboard a Safair flight from Pretoria as he travelled to attend the Covenant Fellowship Church International in eSikhaleni, Kwazulu Natal north coast.

Many passengers on the flight snapped photos with the president which were shared on social media as they expressed their delight.

While some commended the South African leader for cutting costs and exhibiting a new style of leadership, others were cynical, dismissing the gesture as a PR stunt.

Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko said in an interview with News24 that the president will at all times use the mode of transport which is most practical, convenient and cost effective for his duties.

Here are some of the tweets spurred by his action…

Ramaphosa, 65, is the leader of the ruling African National Congress and succeeded former President Jacob Zuma on 15 February as the country’s fifth president.

He has promised to rid the country of corruption and revive their ailing economy.

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