South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was spotted travelling to Durban in economy class on a Safair flight on Friday morning.
Ramaphosa’s co-passengers snapped photos with the president which were shared on Twitter.
Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko told News24 that the president will at all times use the mode of transport which is most practical, convenient and cost effective for his duties.
Ramaphosa who is 65 years old is South Africa’s fifth President. He succeeded Jacob Zuma on 15 February 2018. Zuma resigned after the African National Congress recalled him.
Many have been talking about his flight to Durban on twitter.
Let him do that every flight for several years then be impressed.
Politicians don't impress us. They are supposed to honor us, that's the job description – Public servant.@CyrilRamaphosa has to go to his roots for S.A. to win. Humble himself completely.
— 👁️ (@FemiAbodunde) March 30, 2018
You guys think President Cyril Ramaphosa woke up and decided to queue for a domestic flight? Mxm taken yourselves seriously. The government probably has intel on all the passengers on that flight, the flight was probably flown by an SANDF pilot.
— Bra Nape (@Nape_MM) March 30, 2018
What an honour to have #President @CyrilRamaphosa flying with us this morning! Thank you sir for your kindness and for graciously allowing our staff and customers to take pictures with you. Wishing you and everyone a brilliant #HolidayWeekend! pic.twitter.com/logJ5R9Cuo
— FlySafair (@FlySafair) March 30, 2018
I wish I was on the flight to meet him! Such a real human being. 👏🙏🏼
— Marietjie Pretorius (@MarietjiePreto4) March 30, 2018
Our President Cyril Ramaphosa rocks! He was spotted on a local economy class flight. South Africa on TOP!
— Maricaquarsingh (@Maricaquarsingh) March 30, 2018