For the love of Rwanda - according to Mboweni and now Ramaphosa
The East African nation of Rwanda seems to have captured the hearts of some of South Africa's public officials - first finance minister Tito Mboweni and now president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Rwanda made it to the trends list several times last year after Mboweni tweeted about his love for the country. Every time he mentioned how clean it was, Twitter responded. In fact, they even went as far as to nickname Mboweni 'Mr Kigali'.
This time it was Ramaphosa's turn.
While attending a recent ANC rally in Rustenburg in the North West, the president announced plans to emulate Rwandan leader Paul Kagame's successful efforts to clean up the country's streets.
"In Rwanda, one day in every month - whether you are the president or premiers or mayors or municipal managers - everybody wears overalls and cleans the town," said Ramaphosa.
His statements sealed the deal, giving the country the final stamp of approval. And Twitter was there for it.
Can Rwanda borrow us Kagame for a year please. Bcs Ramaphosa and ANC are useless— Durbanite (@amradebe_boroja) March 3, 2019
Humbling remarks by President Ramaphosa addressing #YPOEDGE. “South Africa is currently rated 82/190 countries in ease of doing business. Within 6yrs, President #Kagame we are determined to have caught up with #Rwanda” We also work hard to catch up with S.A GDP per capita one day https://t.co/hC6RHk8lWt— Emmanuel Hategeka (@ehategeka) March 6, 2019
WE ARE TOLD THAT PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA wants to emulate President Kagame of Rwanda and clean SA. He says our towns are filthy. I agree with him. But the real cleaning is needed in his Cabinet to remove the corruption stench associated with Nomvula, Bathabile, Gwede, etc.— Masehlele Maila (@solomonmaila2) March 4, 2019
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