Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African businessman and politician who, since 2018, has served as the fifth democratically elected president of South Africa, as well as president of the African National Congress (ANC) since 2017. Previously an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader, and businessman, Ramaphosa served as secretary general to ANC president Nelson Mandela, deputy president to President Jacob Zuma, and chairman of the National Planning Commission from 2014 to 2018.
Lesego is a South African Sign Language Interpreter for various organizations. She gave us a glimpse into her day-to-day life so we could learn more about her career in linguistics.
Lesego says she was interested in sign language from a young age. “I was amazed by the beauty of the language and became curious about how hands could form words, sentences, a structure, grammar, and emotion,” she explains. Lesego was fortunate to enroll in a university that offered Sign Language as a subject.
Lesego got people talking after sharing her picture with the caption making money vs spending it. People had a lot to say but it was no longer about Lesego they started focusing on Cyril Ramaphosa and as usual, they started saying all the funny things about him.
One thing about people on social media every chance they get to drag Cyril Ramaphosa they use it. Lesego shared her picture probably inspiring people but people started saying all the funny things and spotting all the wrong things, talking about her cleavage.
Though Lesego was interacting with people being professional enough and was even willing to help those who wanted to know how she got the job, but there was only one person who was interested in wanting to know that. But the rest were joking around saying next time she should slap Cyril’s forehead.
Why is it difficult for people on social media to focus on the positive rather than the negative, why did they have to draw attention to Cyril rather than Lesego? I mean Lesego is doing well for herself and those are the things they should be focusing In because it’s not every day we have black women doing this well for themselves. Sometimes we have to forget about things we can’t change. Dragging Cyril Ramaphosa every day won’t help.