South Africans took to Twitter on Friday to commend President Cyril Ramaphosa for the leadership he has shown since the coronavirus came to the country.
Twitter called for Fridays to be dedicated to the great work being done by Ramaphosa under hashtag #CyrilFridays.
In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, the country imposed a 21-day lockdown that has since been extended by two weeks to the end of April. However, on Thursday President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a five-level plan to ease lockdowns and a R500 billion stimulus package.
Dear Mr President @CyrilRamaphosa.
We thank you for your leadership. Together we shall overcome this. We are praying for you, our nation and the world. Please take care.. May God bless you 🙏🏽. Re a go leboga. #RamaphosaFridays #CyrilFridays pic.twitter.com/xbVqzLXITs
— Dr Makgafele Lucia Ntsoane (@DrLuciaNtsoane) April 24, 2020
— If Kindness was a person🥰😍 (@koketsovincent) April 24, 2020
#CyrilFridays Being a leader takes courage, discipline, and determination. While a great leader can bring great success, it also comes at the cost of being judged and overwhelmed. @CyrilRamaphosa May God bless you and your team. Thank you Mr President. pic.twitter.com/3IPE3HCBXa
— Shaz (@Shaz_Seretlo) April 24, 2020
Pleased #CyrilFridays is out-trending #CyrilMaskChallenge because my abiding memory of last night is @PresidencyZA‘s leadership & calm authority. The mask ‘wardrobe malfunction’ made us laugh but in the nicest possible way, relieving stress & reminding us that we’re all human pic.twitter.com/JHBTrkztKZ
— Michael Markovitz (@mmarkovitz) April 24, 2020
— Maglos (@Magloss531) April 24, 2020
A strong President who stands Strong for his Country. If you Believe and i Believe And we Together Pray an Africa Will be saved🙏🙏
— 🌸 P E A R L 🌸 (@Sesi_Vutomi) April 24, 2020
However, Ramaphosa also managed to make South Africans laugh during this difficult time and Twitter has created a #cyrilmaskchallenge.
South Africans have a quick & warm sense of humour. We laugh with each other not at each other. It gets us through our toughest times. It’s our strength. #CyrilRamaBillion #CyrilMaskChallenge #cyrilramaphosa #CyrilFridays
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) April 24, 2020
— THABOASH🧔 (@ThaboASH) April 24, 2020
— Noko Masemola (@Ningi_Nice) April 24, 2020