In a recent viral video, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was caught checking out the country’s new Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, in a seemingly stylish manner. The incident occurred during the swearing-in ceremony of new cabinet ministers and deputies in Cape Town, where Chief Justice Raymond Zondo officiated the ceremony.
As Chikunga was called forward by the Chief Justice, she strolled majestically to the front of the gathering. She was dressed in an olive green loose dress that did little to conceal her heavier lower build. Ramaphosa and Vice President Paul Mashatile were seated at the front row of the ceremony, with an unobstructed view of the proceedings.
Despite the solemnity of the event, Ramaphosa appeared to steal a glance at the new minister as she approached the front. The video has since sparked a flurry of reactions online, with many people commenting on the President’s supposed admiration of Chikunga’s appearance.
Some have praised Ramaphosa’s sense of style and his ability to appreciate beauty, while others have criticized him for being inappropriate or disrespectful. Many have also expressed their views on the Minister’s outfit, which they feel was not appropriate for such a formal occasion.
While the incident has generated a lot of buzz, it has also raised questions about the role of appearance in politics and society at large. Some argue that politicians, particularly women, should be judged based on their abilities and not their physical attributes, while others contend that appearance plays a significant role in public perception and should not be ignored.
Regardless of where one stands on this issue, it is clear that the video has sparked an important conversation about gender, politics, and society. It is a reminder that even seemingly insignificant incidents can have a significant impact on public discourse and that it is important to engage in meaningful discussions about these issues.
Video of South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa stylishly checking out the country’s new Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga trends online.
*-OVA MEDIA-* pic.twitter.com/0YMY5Chvus
— THE OVA-MEDIA (@theovamediaBA) March 10, 2023