After a tense week of not knowing what President Cyril Ramaphosa was going to announce, he concluded a very heavy speech with some unexpected comic relief. And in true South African style, we took it and ran with it!

Ramaphosa reached for his mask after his national address and struggled a little before putting it on right. It took minutes for the internet to turn him into memes that had everyone crying with laughter.

Thank you Mr Ramaphosa, not only are you a president we could be proud of, but we desperately needed a laugh after five long weeks of lockdown.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

#Ramaphosa #hiding #from the #masses after #refusing to #open #shabeens and #bars #southafrica

A post shared by Gift Jimusole (@gibo2g) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

C’mon 😭😭😭 #cyrilramaphosa #lockdown2020 #lockdownSa

A post shared by FTB Society (@ftb_memepage) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

#cyrilramaphosa #johncena #nowyouseeme #youcantseeme

A post shared by WhataTimetobeAlive (@whatatimetobealiveinsta) on

Article written by

Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.