Birthday messages keep on pouring in for President Cyril Ramaphosa, who turned 67 on Sunday. Mzansi has been flooding social media with their blessings and well wishes for the president, including members of the ruling party and some politicians.
In a statement, ANC representative Pule Mabe said Ramaphosa stayed an inspiration to citizens and members of the party for his commitment to the “liberation struggle and the rebuilding of our nation”.
“As president of the Republic, he has contributed enormously towards restoring the integrity, credibility, and legitimacy of our state institutions.
“A unifying leader, President Ramaphosa and his collective continue to serve as a glue that holds the organisation together,” said Mabe.
[STATEMENT] The ANC extends its best wishes to its President and the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cde @CyrilRamaphosa , on his 67th birthday.
#HappyBirthday #HappyBirthdayPresidentRamaphosa #Khawuleza #BeTheRenewal #BuildingTheSouthAfricaWeWant pic.twitter.com/yRjtZlDaYG
— #Khawuleza #BeTheRenewal (@MYANC) November 17, 2019
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula jokingly said he now gets why his request to skip November and jump right into December was ignored when he sent Ramaphosa his wishes.
“Can we kindly have an extension for December so it ends on December 61?” Mbalula asked.
Mr President, since my plea to skip November for December right away was not accepted because November has your birthday.
Can we kindly have an extension for December so it ends on December 61 ?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT pic.twitter.com/jLe7YWORPo
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) November 17, 2019
Happy birthday to the only Commander-in-Chief of the national Armed Forces, President of the Republic and the largest & oldest liberation movement in Africa, the African National Congress. My Boss. Also My Father. His Excellency, President Cyril Matamela Tam-Tam™️ Ramaphosa. ❤️🎉 pic.twitter.com/PBah5NLc6r
— ATHI GELEBA 🇿🇦 (@AthiGeleba) November 17, 2019
Happy birthday Mr. President. I hope you finally got over the fact the that I turned down that cabinet position. 😄 pic.twitter.com/s2EqNkw4YP
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) November 17, 2019
Best wishes President Ramaphosa on your 67th birthday. Your leadership is appreciated
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) November 17, 2019