President Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, posed for an image while chairing a Cabinet meeting in Cape Town today.
Relations between the two appear cordial with Zuma cracking a laugh and Ramaphosa showing off a wide smile. They are dressed similarly in black pants and maroon ties.
On Twitter, the image was shared by the government’s news agency. Reactions to the image ranged from disbelief to surprise on social media.
President Jacob #Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers and Deputy Ministers at the scheduled routine meetings of Cabinet Committees in Cape Town. GCIS #SONA2018 @PresidencyZA pic.twitter.com/wYMNmqhCCK
— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) February 7, 2018
We need to remember!! pic.twitter.com/96vx5RDUsj
— The Benzo🇿🇦 (@ThokozaniToni) February 7, 2018
I dont want to hear the updates about the meeting,i need to hear that jz has packed his bags and on his way to nkandla-why spoil my lovely afternoon?
— James T (@JamesT28251469) February 7, 2018
Kindergarten photo shoot, smile and say cheers. You have already humiliated us don’t continue.
— Ngwana’skolo (@NgwanaSkolo) February 7, 2018
— Musa Ngwabe (@NgwabeMusa) February 7, 2018
Been in charge of this twitter account and having to pretend this stuff is true must be tough. Are you doing okay?
— sherwyn (@forshish) February 7, 2018
PR on fleek.
Very weak attempt to save dead cabinet.
— (Dr) Sinazo Mtshengu (@NazJey) February 7, 2018
The reasons we’re in this mess
— #SizofundaNgenkani (@kizobantu) February 7, 2018
This is awkward
— Wiebe van der Laan (@wiebe_laan) February 7, 2018