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Cyril pledges half his pay to fund, in honour of Madiba

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza are seen sharing a light hearted moment outside the Skweyiya family's residence during a visit after the passing of Dr Zola Skweyiya to pay their respects, 12 April 2018, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza are seen sharing a light hearted moment outside the Skweyiya family's residence during a visit after the passing of Dr Zola Skweyiya to pay their respects, 12 April 2018, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The president made a ‘citizen’s appeal’ for others with the means to contribute to the Thuma Mina Fund, to be launched on Madiba’s birthday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa today announced he would contribute half his salary this year to the Thuma Mina Fund, in honour of South Africa’s founding father Nelson Mandela.

Delivering his budget vote in the National Assembly, Ramaphosa made a “citizen’s appeal” for others with the means to contribute.

“I have decided to contribute half my presidential salary to a fund to be managed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation…and will direct resources to the many small social projects scattered across the country,” he said.

The Thuma Mina Fund will be launched on July 18th, the 100th anniversary of Madiba’s birth.

African News Agency (ANA)

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