On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a speech to the nation where he announced that the national lockdown will be lifted in stages. And while that means we might have to wait a while until we get our hands on some wine, the speech did give us something to delight over: The president trying to put on a mask.
It was just a simple hiccup. After his speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa attempted to smoothly slip his mask on, but he put his eyes by mistake. And, of course, the cameras were so rolling so the whole country, who had tuned in for speech, had a great laugh.
I mean, I’m not even going to tell you how many times I’ve messed up putting on my mask for the first time.
— Lekau La Motswana💜 (@SydneyLetsapa) April 23, 2020
President Ramaphosa, himself, responded to the memes, jokingly saying he was going to start a TV channel, teaching people to on masks. You can watch the video here:
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa laughs off the mask mishap!
You can all calm down now, President Ramaphosa also thinks his mask mishap was funny!
— Povo News (@povonewstv) April 25, 2020
South Africans love to revel in the humour, and of course, the speech was barely over when memes started flooding the socials. Here are some of our faves:
— @GodSpeed (@NthekgengMogale) April 23, 2020
— B-Smirk (@callmesmirk) April 23, 2020
— Kopano Setino (@Kopano_S29) April 23, 2020
This one is an entire face mask🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Uwv7u55vnG
— #BlackEnterprise (@BonRadGuy) April 23, 2020
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